Have you suffered from someone else taking your innocence and little girl dreams?
How many women thought they had the perfect plan for their lives? How many thought they had the perfect marriage that was not supposed to fail?
For one reason or another, along with life blessings, or what is usually seen as blessings, there are also wounds of different kinds that change little girls’ and women’s lives.
These wounds affect women in different ways. Some women are stronger or try to appear strong even though they are crying inside. Others go through life trying to fly with broken wings but fall to the ground.
Some try to forget and keep their wounds secret, and others dwell in the past keeping their wounds painfully fresh.
When some act in deeply harmful ways against others or themselves—regardless of the reason, they become the thief that came to steal, kill and destroy.
Everything we experience could have a positive side, especially when we realize who the Restorer of every life is if we allow the restoration to happen.
The way a woman sees her wounds and her past is what determines how she will see her present and future.
Further, how does God see your wounds and your past? God sees your potential. He sees how from your past you arise as His new creation.
Can suffering as a result of personal choices (mistakes or sin) or the choices of others against you, become gains instead of losses? Can lives be renewed? You decide – where is your hope?
Every broken woman including the one who turned to sex or drugs to ease her pain, the one who felt abandoned by her parents or one parent, the one who turned to food, or the one who chose not to have it, needs to know her pain was not in vain.
Your life, your experiences, and your hurt have made you who you are today. Every good and bad circumstance including your mistakes from which you learned and turned your life around has led to the eyes through which you view your life today.
Who would understand a troubled soul or another woman searching for answers or seeking to change her life? Every woman would. You would.
The broken pieces of your past create new wholeness. Because something or someone is broken does not mean they stopped being useful or valuable.
The broken pieces become new creations and evidence of hope.
Have you realized the importance and the responsibility you have when the eyes of other women, especially the young within your family or outside it, look at you and your response to life as an example for them?
Do you want to create an inspiring mosaic, or do you want to sweep away a mountain of purposeless broken pieces?
The most beautiful mosaics are shattered pieces of something that once was whole. When each piece is purposely placed in order, it gives form to new beauty.
This new creation also has new purposes. It is up to the individual to turn broken pieces into new life or to do nothing with them.
If you have had a perfect life, then thank God and have compassion of those who did not.
If you are a broken woman lamenting over the shattered pieces of your life, then consider how much beauty is found when broken pieces have a new purpose. Put them together and let others be inspired by your mosaic.