Maybe you and I were never meant to be complete
Could we just be broken together
If you can bring your shattered dreams and I’ll bring mine
Could healing still be spoken and save us
The only way we’ll last forever
Is broken together
-Broken Together by Casting Crowns
Life is easier when we learn to accept the fact that we will never be satisfied. Yes, we will never be completely satisfied. Because the truth is we are never meant to be complete.
Nothing can be enough to us. Love can never completely satisfy us. Success can never let us feel absolute. Money can never buy everything but only material things. Family cannot give us the complete feeling we want. Maybe love, success, money and family can complete us long enough to keep us sane. But those will never completely satisfy us forever. There will still be a moment we have these all, yet, we may still feel incomplete and broken. We crave for more.
Call me a pessimist, but the fact of the matter is, I find the statement very enlightening.
Being incomplete means there is always room for improvement. A room to find purpose. A room where we find ourselves hoping. A room to walk in ways we never knew existed. We learn new things. We never stop dreaming and chasing it. We wonder and wander. We feel. We empathize. We strive for more. We love. We care. We work hard. And we find ourselves surrendering all. All of these things are what made us who we are right now.
Imagine, if from the beginning we are already complete… Will we still be striving for more? Will we work hard for things to work out? Will we pursue loving people? Will we still pursue wisdom? Will we still have a purpose?
I think that’s the beauty of brokeness. We pursue for more, we find purpose in brokeness, we find wisdom, we hope, we love people.
We are meant to live for so much more than being complete. We are more than our brokeness. We are more than this world. We are more than our dreams. Because at the end of the day, it is not the completeness which counts but the peace we have in the midst of brokeness and incompleteness.