Sorry for the bad quality picture. I was rushing to take a picture to show Chris earlier.
I painted a broken watch because I feel like something I struggle with so often is this notion of "my time". I have certain plans for my life and I want them to play out exactly how I picture them. But God says, 'No, they'll play out how I have planned them and in that way, they will be perfect.'
For example, I often say to friends that my only career goal is to be a mom and it seems like these days, everyone from my very best friend to the strangers whose blogs I read are pregnant! And I'm struggling with feeling a bit left behind ( though still excited for all my preggo buddies). Chris and I are not even trying and we've both agreed that we want to wait before starting a family but I still struggle with that sense of feeling like I want to control my life on my terms instead of God unfolding His plans for us on His terms.
So, the broken watch is representative of God smashing my idea of 'my' time and replacing it with His time and His plans, which are far more perfect than my own. So now it's sitting on my shelf in my living room as a reminder to "chill out" and let God do His thing.
"For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11