Paradigm Shift: Wholeness to Brokenness

And He was saying to them all, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me. “For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake, he is the one who will save it. “For what is a man profited if he gains the whole world, and loses or forfeits himself? (Luke 9:23-25)

How is the brokenness in your life a good thing?


  1. Julie Stimmel on June 12, 2017 at 7:44 am

    The brokenness in my life challenges me to go to the Lord for His perspective and truth. It seems that most of our growth comes through hard things. In our sin- driven world, this is what the Lord has to work with. Anything that will lead me into a closer relationship with the Lord can become a good thing. I’m not saying that we should seek hard things and sin so that we can experience brokenness. What I am saying is that in this sinful world brokenness happens. There is no avoiding it. The good news is that In God’s economy and in His power, brokenness is not wasted; it has a beautiful purpose if we allow God to work. God desires to transform us for our good and to His glory. The amazing and hope-giving and joyful-endurance-giving truth is that our Holy God sent His Son Jesus into our sin-driven world so that we can not only be restored to relationship with Him, but so that brokenness doesn’t have to be the final word. Instead, brokenness placed into God’s loving hands gives HIM the final word and it becomes a way to draw closer to the Lord . And that is ALWAYS a good thing.

  2. Bill Currie on June 14, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    Having grown up in “poverty “, but being totally unaware of it there was no brokenness. The paradigm shift comes when people tell you how poor you are or when you have something to compare it to. I understand blessed are those who are poor in spirit because you have nothing to compare it to. You don’t know, your not unhappy, it’s just the way it is. I believe the brokenness comes when you seek the world and what it has to offer. Then it never stop the paradigm is in continuous motion. Am I making sense? I’m trying to get it into a paragraph. No matter how much you acquire you then go back to seeking the blessedness of your being poor in spirit.

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