Broken Crayons Still Color

Broken Crayons Still Color

What the heck does broken crayons still color mean to me? What does it mean to you? I'm sure that you've read this quote before or heard someone mention it in passing. Broken crayons still color means in-spite of everything that a person has done or been through they still have purpose and value. How powerful is that?

I used to think that breakups, getting denied something that I wanted and being behind the curve would keep me from living my best life. I wanted to be perfect so bad that any setback would cause me to doubt myself. Can you relate? Have you ever been doing well then all sudden you hit a snag in the road and it felt like all your hard work flew into pieces? Me too. It's at those heart-stopping and tear-dropping moments that you must remember, "Broken crayons still color."

If there's one thing that I know to be true, it's that God can make even our darkest memories into stories to inspire others. Nothing you went through can stop you from your destiny. Life is more about reaction than action. What you do when the chips are down and your back is against the wall says a lot about you. Hard moments can shape us, but there isn't any one moment that defines us. We are all a huge complied list of experiences, emotions and memories. 

"You are not unqualified from your purpose because of your past."

Can you imagine yourself 5 years from now if you don't give up? Look back 5 years, did you think that you would be where you are now? 5 years ago I was 19 years old din college, dreaming of being grown and marrying the then-love of my life. I never imagined the good and bad days in between. I never imagined the hurt breaks, tear-filled nights, college parties, or even this blog. But I wouldn't trade any of those memories because they've given me the strength and will to inspire thousands with my words. Each and every life event shaped me into the Jasmine that I am today. The same goes for you. Stop counting out yourself because of your shortcomings and learn to embrace them.

"I had no idea what my purpose was, but God knew all along."

He knows your purpose too. You are a crayon with purpose despite every single way that you have fallen short. Do not allow life to beat you down. Stand up and be bold. You will continue to do amazing things like land your first job, run for office and climb mountains. Choose to be great because despite everything, broken crayons still color.

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