There is reality, and then there is our perception of reality. It is the difference between what is, and what we think is. It’s a normal human experience to take in facts, but then draw conclusions that aren’t entirely factual. Every opinion we form is based not just on present facts and information, but also on past experiences, emotional reactions, personal bias, and maybe even a little wishful thinking. Since none of us have perfect knowledge, webroken glasses won’t escape the fact that we will not always know what we think we know.

But here’s an unpleasant thought: if our conclusions and opinions are formed with imperfect knowledge, what are some of the things in our lives that can influence our thinking? What if our emotional state impacts our decisions in an unhealthy way? To put a point on it, what if we are spiritually broken? What will the world look like to us if we are viewing it through the lens of shame? Anger? Bitterness? Guilt? Who we are inside determines what we see outside.

This Sunday at Liberty Hill I’ll be talking about the broken condition we may all find ourselves in. And more importantly, how to come to come to terms with it. Our brokenness can guide our thoughts, opinions, attitudes, and actions in a negative and terrible way. Or…it can lead us to look for a solution. Join us at 10:30 AM as we talk about the solution to our brokenness, and how it can change what we see around us.

Grace Received,

Joe Payne