Sometimes You Have To Be Broken

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So, the other day I was scrolling through my Facebook timeline and came across a story that can change the view you and I both have on life.

The story starts inside a “Dollar Store”. There was a lady with two kids in the LONG line. One was an older child and the other was a toddler. The older one had a pack of glow sticks and the toddler was screaming for them so the Mom opened the pack and gave him one, which stopped his tears.

He walked around with it smiling, but then the bigger boy took it and the baby started screaming again.

Just as the Mom was about to fuss at the older child, he bent the glow sticks and handed it back to the toddler stopping the fit again.

As they walked outside, the toddler noticed that the stick was now glowing and his brother said: “I had to break it so you could get the full effect from it.”

I almost ran because l could hear God saying to me, “I had to break you to show you why I created you. You had to go through it so you could fulfill your purpose.”

That toddler was happy just swinging that “unbroken” glow stick around in the air because he didn’t understand what it was created to do…which was to “glow”.

There are some people who will be content just “being”, but unfortunately, we have to be “broken”.

We have to get sick.

We have to lose a job. 

We have to bury our spouse, parents, best friend, or our child because, in those moments of desperation, God is breaking us but when the breaking is done, then we will be able to see the reason for which we were created.

Think about the last painful memory you had to fight to get through.  There is a very good chance that going through that moment, made aware of something else.  A door that opened because of pain, stress or agony.

Realizing you need to start eating healthy and working out because of an illness you had.

Starting your dream business because you lost your job.

Having a relationship with someone you thought you lost because of a mutual friend/family member passing away.

There is always a positive that can come from the negative.  You just have to get to the point where you can see it.

Remember that the toddler did not know that his stick could glow until they got outside in the dark.

Keep moving and pushing forward.  Regardless of what you are going through, you can get through it!

Don’t stop where you’re miserable, move forward to happiness.

Talk Soon,

CJ Hallock

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