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Broken yet Chosen

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Broken yet Chosen

Have you ever felt like you were good enough?
like maybe you have just been passed over?
or maybe things will just keep on going this same way and nothing will ever change?
Like a failure?
like maybe you don’t live up to everyone else expectation?
like maybe you have just been passed over?
or maybe things will just keep on going this same way and nothing will ever change?
Often times we judge by the outside
we judge our lives based on outside voices
our friends
we live a certain way because we want to fit in
we want a place
a relationship
we so want to be loved
we want value
so we do things wwe cross line to feel some sort of value
our families
for some it is the constant pressure of not letting them down
for others it is being adandoned
through divorce
or just leaving
we want there attention
maybe we have been neglected
and it tell us we aren’t good enough
maybe its media
we don’t look a certain way so we need to change that in order to be desirable
Studies prove that media can have a negative impact on self image. TV, movies, magazines and the internet all bombard teens with images and pressures about what their bodies should look like. The problem is, their version isn’t realistic. These images are air-brushed versions of models who weigh 23% less than the average woman. Nevertheless, millions of teens believe the lies and resort to unhealthy measures to try to fit themselves into that impossible mold.
so we do this in multiple ways
we don’t eat
we make ourselves do other things that we don’t want anyone else to know about
all of these voices speak
and they lead do roads of feeling like we need something more
like we aren’t good enough
roads of depression
of loneliness
of hurting
of constantly looking for life and only finding hurt after hurt
There is a story in
of Jesus meeting someone just like this
John 4:1–18 HCSB
When Jesus knew that the Pharisees heard He was making and baptizing more disciples than John (though Jesus Himself was not baptizing, but His disciples were), He left Judea and went again to Galilee. He had to travel through Samaria, so He came to a town of Samaria called Sychar near the property that Jacob had given his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, worn out from His journey, sat down at the well. It was about six in the evening. A woman of Samaria came to draw water. “Give Me a drink,” Jesus said to her, for His disciples had gone into town to buy food. “How is it that You, a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?” she asked Him. For Jews do not associate with Samaritans. Jesus answered, “If you knew the gift of God, and who is saying to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would ask Him, and He would give you living water.” “Sir,” said the woman, “You don’t even have a bucket, and the well is deep. So where do You get this ‘living water’? You aren’t greater than our father Jacob, are You? He gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did his sons and livestock.” Jesus said, “Everyone who drinks from this water will get thirsty again. But whoever drinks from the water that I will give him will never get thirsty again—ever! In fact, the water I will give him will become a well of water springing up within him for eternal life.” “Sir,” the woman said to Him, “give me this water so I won’t get thirsty and come here to draw water.” “Go call your husband,” He told her, “and come back here.” “I don’t have a husband,” she answered. “You have correctly said, ‘I don’t have a husband,’ ” Jesus said. “For you’ve had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband. What you have said is true.”
John 4:1
so Jesus stands before this Samaritan women
we get so caught up in our life
verse 4 “He had to travel through Samaria”
it shows that God meets us where we are at

In Jesus’ day the Jews, because of their hatred for the Samaritans, normally took the eastern route in order to avoid Samaria

Jesus being a good Jew wouldn’t want to have contact with a Samaritan
especially a women

Jesus chose the route through Samaria in order to reach the despised people of that region. As the Savior of the world He seeks out and saves the despised and outcasts (cf. Luke 19:10).

but yet He had to go there
sixth hour- noon
see was by here self getting water
Jesus meant Her at the hottest time of the day when she was getting water by herself
we all know women don’t do anything alone
You see she was alone because she was judged
they go to the bathroom in flocks
she wasn’t good enough according to the rest of the town
But she was alone
you don’t carry around at the hottest time of the day
by your self
but everyone once else had labeled her
Jesus says “go get your husband”
her response “I don’t have one”
He comes back with “you have five guys you are with and the one you are with now isn’t your husband”
and what happens next it the most amazing thing
it shows God heart
instead of saying
you fool
your used up
your no good
or calling her names that we give to people who have been around the block a couple of times
He says “If you knew the Gift of God that stood before you you would ask and I would give.”
God sees where you are at
you aren’t hidden from him
and maybe even in this very moment He is telling you “if you knew the gift of God you would ask and I would give.
- is all these stories about things going getting lost and someone seeking them
Luke 15:11–24 ESV
And he said, “There was a man who had two sons. And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of property that is coming to me.’ And he divided his property between them. Not many days later, the younger son gathered all he had and took a journey into a far country, and there he squandered his property in reckless living. And when he had spent everything, a severe famine arose in that country, and he began to be in need. So he went and hired himself out to one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed pigs. And he was longing to be fed with the pods that the pigs ate, and no one gave him anything. “But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have more than enough bread, but I perish here with hunger! I will arise and go to my father, and I will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Treat me as one of your hired servants.” ’ And he arose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring quickly the best robe, and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet. And bring the fattened calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate. For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.’ And they began to celebrate.
It says that while the son was still far out
God meets us where we are at
it doesn’t say he was clean
no while he was still far off
still covered in the mess of the life he lived
God ran out to meet him where he was just as he was
The women at the well Jesus told her everything wrong she had done and was still doing but yet He still offered her the free gift of eternal life
Matthew 9:12–13 HCSB
But when He heard this, He said, “Those who are well don’t need a doctor, but the sick do. Go and learn what this means: I desire mercy and not sacrifice. For I didn’t come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
Matthew 9:13–14 ESV
Go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.” Then the disciples of John came to him, saying, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?”
Matthew 9
Luke 19:10 ESV
For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”
Are you lost?
are you feeling all the weight of the junk that you have been carry?
God can meet you right were you are at
just as you are
you don’t need to be perfect
Luke 19:10 HCSB
For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save the lost.”
Luke 18:9-
Luke 18:9–14 HCSB
He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and looked down on everyone else: “Two men went up to the temple complex to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee took his stand and was praying like this: ‘God, I thank You that I’m not like other people —greedy, unrighteous, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give a tenth of everything I get.’ “But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even raise his eyes to heaven but kept striking his chest and saying, ‘God, turn Your wrath from me —a sinner!’ I tell you, this one went down to his house justified rather than the other; because everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”
God came to seek and save that which was lost
the story is not over
John 4:39 ESV
Many Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me all that I ever did.”
After God had spoken into her life she went out
she shared here story
it is like she said “look at the brokenness that God has healed me from.”
“Look at the scars from the wounds that i have carried that He has healed.”
often times it is those darkest areas of our lives that God redeems and uses for His glory
see God can take a broken Girl who gave herself away
who felt like she should just die
and she can stand before you and say look what God has done
God can take a man doing drugs, drinking, and throwing away his life and marriage
and he can stand before you and say “yes God can redeem that, the story is not over.”
And God can take a woman with a broke past
with hurts
no value
longing for love
and turn her into my beautiful bride whom there is no one more perfect or beautiful!
Your story isn’t done
Isaiah 61:1–4 HCSB
The Spirit of the Lord God is on Me, because the Lord has anointed Me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and freedom to the prisoners; to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor, and the day of our God’s vengeance; to comfort all who mourn, to provide for those who mourn in Zion; to give them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, festive oil instead of mourning, and splendid clothes instead of despair. And they will be called righteous trees, planted by the Lord to glorify Him. They will rebuild the ancient ruins; they will restore the former devastations; they will renew the ruined cities, the devastations of many generations.
Isaiah 63:1–4 ESV
Who is this who comes from Edom, in crimsoned garments from Bozrah, he who is splendid in his apparel, marching in the greatness of his strength? “It is I, speaking in righteousness, mighty to save.” Why is your apparel red, and your garments like his who treads in the winepress? “I have trodden the winepress alone, and from the peoples no one was with me; I trod them in my anger and trampled them in my wrath; their lifeblood spattered on my garments, and stained all my apparel. For the day of vengeance was in my heart, and my year of redemption had come.
God wants to turn your former devastations into monuments that you show others
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