Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. -2 Corinthians 4:16 (NIV)

The year was 1995. In the span of a few months, two injuries happened to me while on the freeway: an intentionally thrown chunk of concrete smashed through my windshield into my head, and I was sideswiped on another occasion, injuring my left knee.

I got off easy, with occasional memory issues and a limp. But God had better plans for me than to die back then. The real smashing would happen 18 years later, at the age of 40. That’s when God began demolishing me from the inside…in a good way.

When my eyes of my heart were opened to Jesus in 2013, the lights were switched on. Guilt, pride, shame, rage, resentment, confusion, and more were no longer hiding like cockroaches under cover of darkness. In came God’s wrecking ball, to smash their hold on my heart and soul.

When you’ve finally reached the point of brokenness to let in His wrecking ball, watch how He smashes your chains of sin, fills you with His Holy Spirit to help you sweep away the rest of the debris over your lifetime, and power you from within to take on life like you never could before.

God will set you apart to wreck you, rebuilding and girding you to His glory. You’ll never want to return to the ruins of your old self. God is so, so good.

Today’s soundtrack

Sidewalk Prophets’ “Wrecking Ball” tells God we need Him to destroy the remnants of our old selves to make way for the new.