I just cracked my phone. How sad, right? I had just put my phone in my pocket and as I was walking, it fell out and completely shattered. My phone is broken. Upon breaking my phone, I got many sympathetic looks, consolations, and encouraging talks.
Wait a minute… I only broke my phone. Not to be morbid, but no one died, no one is hurt, and a broken phone doesn’t rock my world in any way. Sure, it is an inconvenience, but at the same time, it is just a phone; just a piece of technology; just a worldly item. It can be replaced. I don’t think that God would like me to be upset over something so small. After all, having a cracked phone might even allow me to not be so attached to it all the time.
Honestly, I’m not too upset over this little mishap, but I am thankful. Yes, I am thankful that my phone cracked, shattered, and broke. Because it is broken, I have been led to the cross. Yes, you heard that correctly. You can find Jesus in any situation if you have that mindset- if you want to find Jesus in all situations.
Let me tell you what I learned from my cracked phone. I learned that we are way too attached to technology. We put too much importance on these worldly things that don’t bring happiness to our hearts. Phones will not fill the empty void in your heart. Only Jesus will.
Second thing that I learned is that we are all broken, whether that shows or not. We all try to be perfect. We try to be flawless. We as humans represent the phones. We are shiny and new and pretty to the eye, but we are eventually going to crack. No one is perfect. The bad news is that we are all broken- but it is normal and okay to be broken. It is just who we are. The good news is that Jesus came to save us all- He died on the cross for our sins- for our brokenness.
Our outwardly appearances are just a façade, something that shouldn’t be a judge of character. The sad thing in today’s society is that we put so much emphasis on our outwardly appearances that when we do become vulnerable and when we do crack, we become sad and depressed. That’s not how Jesus wants us to live. He wants us to rejoice in the sadness. He wants us to boast our weaknesses.
2 Corinthians 12:9
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
Although my phone is broken, it can be fixed. The screen can be replaced, Apple can do some “surgery” on it, etc. I am broken too, but I can be fixed and made even better. Running to Jesus and admitting to the brokenness can make us new. He can make us new and stronger.
Yes, I did crack my phone today. But, I do not want this to take over my thoughts and my life because it is just a phone. I’m thankful the Lord showed me some good in this mishap. Yes, my phone is broken, but I am too. My phone can be fixed and so can I.
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