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Hope, Encouragement and the Parable of the Cracked Pot Part 3

Posted by Second Chance to Live on July 17, 2009

Please read Part 1 and Part 2 for context. Thank you.

Today’s Thought

We may have bought into the notion that our lives are too are cracked to be of use. We may find ourselves comparing our vessels to other vessels. We may be experiencing shame and sadness because we see ourselves as failures. In the process we may have developed a fear of failure. Consequently, we may be thinking about giving up.

We may want to give up trying to make a difference. We may be saying to ourselves, “What’s the use in me trying anyway and anymore?”. To that I would say, please continue to read.

With out you and I being just the way we are, hope would remain only a concept. With out you and I being the way we are — to some — hope would be lost. Because of who you and I are vision (s) becomes reality. Because of you and I people’s prayers are being answered.

Because of you and I, people are being set free. Because of you and I people are blooming and blossoming into creation. Because you and I those individuals will ultimately feed the masses. Because of you and I people believe in miracles. Because of you and I destinies are being birthed and dreams realized.

Because of you and I people have an advocate. Because of you and I people choose to get up…one more time. Because of you and I people learn to trust…again. Because of you and I people learn to love and be loved…again. Because of you and I people are inspired to pursue new opportunities and fresh possibilities.

Because of you and I people take risks. Because of you and I people are be drawn to the light of God’s love.

So when you remember or some one else reminds you of your crack (s) in your pot be encouraged my friend. Rejoice that cracks exist in your pot, for with out your cracks the flowers — people — along your path may never be watered.

And remember, “You are a Gift to Your World!

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2 Responses to “Hope, Encouragement and the Parable of the Cracked Pot Part 3”

  1. Hi Craig, I was going over the weekly high-quality message that you so excellently, presented, and I am a “crack pot” and I am Bless to be one; and I do not have nothing to be ashamed of, I go a long the road and water the flowers that others over look. So I say to you thank you for your hard work.

  2. Hi Walter,
    Thank you so very much for your time and kindness in writing to me Walter. You are a tremendous blessing to me Sir. I completely agree with you Walter. I am honored to be a cracked pot because I realize that my adequacy is not of me, but is from a loving God who has made me adequate. As a cracked pot I am learning to trust the process and a loving God because I realize that I do not have the big picture my friend. I do the footwork — as I feel led — and trust the outcomes to a loving God — who has the big picture my friend. So, again thank you for taking the time to encourage me and validate what I am doing through Second Chance to Live Walter. You have no idea how much your kindness means to me my friend. Thank you!!!

    Could I ask you to do me a favor Walter? I have a testimonial / endorsement page http://secondchancetolive.wordpress.com/testimonials /endorsements/ where I have listed what several people have written how they have benefited or been positively impacted by Second Chance to Live. Could I ask you — when you get the chance — to write a testimonial to include on my testimonial / endorsement page? I will not include your full name with your testimony — unless I have your permission Walter.

    If you would like to read some of the testimonies and endorsements that have already been written, please visit http://secondchancetolive.wordpress.com/testimonialsendorsements/. In the event that you do not feel comfortable writing a testimony all is good. I am honored to know that you are continuing to read my articles. Please let me know how I may be of service to you Walter. All questions are good questions.

    Thank you also for telling your friends and family about Second Chance to Live. In the event that your friends or family have any questions, please have them contact me. I would be honored to be of service to them too my friend.

    I will say so long for now. Have a great day my friend. God bless both you and your family Walter.

    Craig

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