Over the weekend I had the chance to have some heart to conversations with a few women I know. A common thread amongst every conversation was that we were all going through or dealing with the aftermath of a major shift. With most shifts you can expect to experience a dismantling, disruption, and a sense of brokenness. There is a blessing in the brokenness but many of us fail to see it because we have such a hard time letting things break.
When I was in college I went through a painful breakup. I spent a lot of time praying for God to heal the relationship. I was confident that God would bring us back together. Instead, God began to heal me of the insecurities I hid in that relationship. He healed my broken idea of what a healthy relationship should look like. He healed my broken expectations. He healed my broken values. He healed my broken identity. I needed the breakup so that my real broken areas could be addressed. Once those areas were addressed, I realized it wasn’t the relationship that needed healing. It was me! The breaking was the healing! A newer better version of me was birthed from what I thought was the worst period of my life. It was my groundbreaking moment.
You may be going through a shift or dealing with the residue of one. In many ways it has left you feeling broken. What you feel is broken is groundbreaking. This is your groundbreaking moment. Groundbreaking is defined as something innovative, pioneering or that has never been done before.
God did some groundbreaking in you. He sent a heavy vibration through your life. Like an earthquake, it was so heavy the plates in you began to shift. The things that once brought you comfort, and familiarity are now out of reach. He shook some pieces so hard that some people fell off, jobs fell off, relationships fell off, things fell off. However, this shift was not to destroy you. It was to break you. It was to break NEW ground in you. God is building something inside of you that could not be until the breaking occurred.
Tonight, I want to encourage you to look for God in the breakings. Those pieces that you so desperately wanted to put back together… are they really broken, or have they been repositioned so that you could be whole? Being broken sometimes is the beginning of a prayer you didn’t know you needed. Every now and then you must be ok with letting things break. There is a blessing in the breaking.
Scriptures to reflect on tonight:
“And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words.”
For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland. (Isaiah 43:19)
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