We all have moments in our past that lead to brokenness. For some, this is a recent past, and for others, childhood trauma continues to shape present reality. What brokenness—or broken people—have you experienced in your life? Today, Toni Collier joins God Hears Her to remind all of us that our past doesn’t have to define us. Instead, even our brokenness can be redeemed by God and used for His glory and our good.
Bio of guest:
Toni Collier is a communicator, host, and consultant at North Point Ministries. She’s also a voice of Our Daily Bread, and the creator of the blog “Broken Crayons Still Color”—a place for women to be reminded that our past doesn’t define us. Toni is “Texas proud” of her Houston, Texas, roots, but currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband and family.
Notes and Quotes:
“There is a balance between being imperfect and striving for perfection, and I think the middle is hard to sit in.” “I went through a mindset shift that there was a God that wasn’t up there with His finger pointing down at me, but instead was like ‘put me in coach.’” Counseling is not a weakness, it is needed. “Our lives are like bookshelves.” “It is not the brokenness we are lifting up and celebrating, but it is God’s presence and redemption in the brokenness.” “The world has lied to us, and told us we had to be perfect to be used.” “The truth is, God wants to use us in the middle of our mess.” This is the time to walk boldly in our brokenness. “What people don’t know is what comes with exposing those traumas . . . anxiety.” When we discover our brokenness, it takes time to heal. “You are more than enough.” Links/Books/Resources Mentioned In Show:
Show Notes on godhearsher.org God Hears Her website: https://www.godhearsher.org/ Subscribe on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/god-hears-her-podcast/id1511046507?utm_source=applemusic&utm_medium=godhearsher&utm_campaign=podcast Order God Sees Her: 365 Devotions for Women by Women on Amazon. https://amzn.to/32lYSgh Check out Toni’s Blog: Broken Crayons Still Color http://brkncrayons.com/ Free eBooklet to Download: Clinging to Hope in the Storm https://discoveryseries.org/courses/clinging-to-hope-in-the-storm/ Elisa’s Instagram: elisamorganauthor Eryn’s Instagram: eryneddy Verses Mentioned in Show:
2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2%20Corinthians%2012%3A9&version=NIV