Break: Five Minute Friday

On the day I laid it all down – my ministry, my job, my life… God said to me "From this day on, I will bless you." (Haggai 2:19) 

Be merciful to me, Lord, for I am in distress;

     an object of dread to my closest friends—

    those who see me on the street flee from me.

I am forgotten as though I were dead;

I have become like broken pottery…" An excerpt from Psalm 31

In reality, I had prayed, "God, please break me. Do whatever it takes to make me like you!" 

What pulled all the broken pieces together were God's promises. 

"FROM THIS DAY ON…." God says _______________."

What are your promises? 

It's okay to break down. It's okay to be weak. It's okay to give it all away, when God tells you to walk away.

From this day on _____ … write only what God says about you and then watch it come to pass!

You'll stand in awe of how all those broken bits are made into something beautiful in His hands. It's His promises – His Word spoken over your life – that bring the blessings.

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This post is part of "Five Minute Friday" where we get five minutes to write on a one-word topic. Today's word is "REAL" if you choose to join us, it's pretty simple. Don't worry about editing or rewriting, just let the words flow for five minutes. And then stop and share with others! Follow the link below if you'd like to give it a whirl…

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With all my love,


Susan Schiller knows how it feels to lose everything: marriage and family, church and reputation, finances and businesses, and more. Susan's upcoming, interactive memoir, "On the Way Home," tells the story of how she came to be known as "the most abused woman" her counselors had yet met and how she learned to navigate to freedom and fullness.  
Today Susan helps people write their life stories, unearthing the treasures of their past and sowing them into their future, creating new family legacies.

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Rabia @TheLiebers March 27, 2015 at 8:18 am

It takes real strength to build from the broken. I admire you for being able to do that and for being a light to help others move on as well!


Susan Schiller March 27, 2015 at 8:22 am

Thanks for your kind words, Rabia 🙂


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