This is not an easy feeling or experience to overcome when someone we love uses words or actions to strip us of the dignity and confidence we possess. Words cannot express at times how people can hurt us and betrayal can overwhelm us and for many turns into a life changing event. Families are torn apart because of behaviors and choices in our lives. People who once felt they had a chance at life, now feel defeated and tossed to the side and overlooked.
But when we get to our “core” we do have the opportunity to see the masterpiece we really are in God’s eyes. We get to truly experience how strong and solid our foundation is in Christ. The outer “us” is merely a cover for who we really are and can be. “A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.” Luke 6:45
When you slice into the “core” of a piece of fruit such as an apple, you find seeds and from these seeds, if planted, more fruit will be produced. Such is the case with every one of us. Someone or life can cut us to the core and we may feel exposed and vulnerable, helpless and hopeless, but in fact we have the chance to learn, to grow, to change and to impact others. From our adversities, we can share with others and sprout a new hope in them. We can allow others to see that failures are not deal breakers or the ending of anything but merely a stepping stone that elevates us to new successes and beginnings!