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Broken Glasses & Heavenly Identities

Written by: Andrea Price, Director of Education at myLIFEspeaks

You can listen to the audio/podcast version, here.


I am going to cut straight to the point. If you are reading this you are a blood-bought child of God and God created you to be a citizen of Heaven. You are an ambassador for Heaven here on Earth. You have a divine purpose and we have to lean into our Heavenly Father to find the rhythm of His heart and the flow of the life He has for us.


He promises to never leave us nor forsake us. The enemy of God wants us to forget this. This enemy wants us to forget the Eternal Father, the God who was and is to come, who intricately created you for His Kingdom. He had a plan for this world before He even created it and guess what? YOU WERE A PART OF THE ORIGINAL BLUEPRINT!!!



But what does it take for us to truly understand the depth of this concept? Honestly, it takes a lot. It's not easy but it's worth it! First and foremost, we must find out the truth about our lives and why God decided He needed **insert your name here** on this earth at this very second. We have to understand what our heavenly identity is.


While we are in pursuit of this truth, we MUST forsake any lies we believe and understand about who He is. I know. I know. This can be confusing because the world has us fooled and has created an image of God according to what? To this world. This world is broken and if we look to God through something that is broken, we will not see the true form of the image, will we?



In the same way broken reading glasses would distort a text, a broken world will create a broken distorted view of whatever you are trying to look at (especially how you view God).

In the same way broken reading glasses would distort a text, a broken world will create a broken distorted view of whatever you are trying to look at (especially how you view God). When I moved to Neply in 2014, I was still wearing the broken glasses of this world. I did not have a clear picture of who God was and who God said I was. I didn’t even know a thing about the Holy Spirit and how God the Father has poured His Spirit out on you and I.


My broken glasses caused me to see “a God in the sky sitting on a fancy chair, checklist in hand, constantly shaking his head at me because I couldn’t follow the rules.” It wasn’t until I moved to Neply that I realized my glasses were broken. When I moved to Neply, I thought I was running the race for God but really I was just jogging on a treadmill of the world. We all have a tendency to run on it, and it's time to get off the treadmill.


I thought I was doing the “right things'' FOR God when really all He wanted was me to do things WITH Him.


I thought I was doing the “right things'' FOR God when really all He wanted was me to do things WITH Him. I only had a textbook definition of what faith and obedience were. Little by little, He drew me closer and closer to Him. Like Hansel and Grettle, He left little pieces of Our Daily Bread for me to find my way to His heart and the truth. And all I had to do was take baby steps. I didn’t have to pray the most, I didn’t have to have the most scripture memorized, I didn’t have to sing the loudest. I just had to be. Upon living here in Neply for a year, I quickly saw what real faith was. I finally started to see what a perfect Father wanted from His sons and daughters. I saw how much this culture really put God at the forefront of their entirety and how they knew something about God that I didn’t. I was obviously missing something.


I see women on their knees WEEPING and I see grown men laid out on the floors of the church travailing. What is this? What are they doing? Why have I never wept or travailed about God? I was so hungry for that, for what they had, but I assumed I could never be at that level with God because I was a broken vessel that had sinned way too much in my past. I thought that kind of stuff was reserved for those who had been to seminary and who are high up in their church staff. I never knew what grace was until I moved to Neply. But guess what, this grace, this Father, isn’t just reserved for people in Neply.


Let Him glue back together the broken glass of your heart.


This wonderful kindness of our Father isn’t just reserved for underdeveloped countries. In fact, He isn’t looking for countries, He is looking for our hearts. He wants our fears and our brokenness. He wants all of the broken glass so He can take it and glue it all back together the way He intended our hearts to be from the get-go with His Truth.


We all have purpose to our lives regardless of where we are and what we are doing. Even if your entire social circle doesn’t see what's over your life, God does. Everyone thought Joseph was invisible to God, but he wasn’t. It took David YEARS of working as a shepherd in the fields before he stepped into his calling as king. Remember- nothing is broken beyond His repair. Nothing gets past Him. Perfect love will have the last word over your LIFE. But that last word is actually the beginning of your life.

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