Life is too short to start your day with the broken pieces of yesterday.
I saw the graphic, posted on a site from which I often share, and I nodded in agreement…briefly.
Then I reconsidered. I disagree.
Oh, I get what the author intended: Don’t unnecessarily carry around the broken pieces of the past. Start new. The past might be too destructive and dangerous.
But sometimes we need to sift the broken pieces first. Sometimes the brokenness is a huge opportunity for healing and beauty. If we don’t let God sift the pieces, we’re not completely trusting Him to redeem us. We might set aside pieces that are important to our lives – building materials and beauty materials.
It’s all about timing and wisdom: God’s. On our own, we sweep away the pieces too quickly or walk through them for too long. We make them into something they’re never intended to be, carelessly handle them, or replace them without dealing with them.
Sometimes the broken pieces of yesterday become important pieces of tomorrow.
If you try to figure out what to set aside, what to keep, how to repurpose it, and in what timing on your own, you’ll most likely waste time and still end up disoriented, even if you don’t realize it.
Instead, trust God through the process.