None of us is inescapably stuck where we are in life. What a great thing!
God has a dream for each of us, and the journey of faith is how we discover that dream and live into it. No big change happens overnight. True transformation takes time, and patience, and vulnerability. But, oh, the wonder! When the pot is cut from the wheel, or the painting removed from the easel, or the butterfly emerges from the cocoon–something amazing is let loose in the world.
Some of us just feel too broken to be beautiful. This is where God–and the community of faith–comes in. When we don’t have the strength to do it ourselves (and who among us do, really?) we can lean on the power that set the universe in motion. Then anything is possible!