Sometimes We Have to Face Brokenness in Order to Be Set Free

How God used the seed of discontent to change my life

Leona J. Atkinson
Aug 3, 2019 · 4 min read
Cracked brown egg shell
Cracked brown egg shell
Image from Pixabay.com by Public Domain Pictures

I used to live in a shell and it was warm and safe in there.

I had no one except myself because there was no room in my shell for anyone else. My shell was only big enough for me and, at the time, that was fine because I believed I didn’t need anyone else. However, sometimes it did seem kind of dark and lonely inside, and once in a while I would open the shell just wide enough to peek out, but if anyone attempted to get too close I would quickly close my shell and hide.

Then, one day, I got a bit too curious and opened my shell a little too wide, and it cracked!

Some light began to shine in through the crack and it disturbed me. I tried to block it out but I couldn’t so gradually I began to accept it.

I waited and wondered for God’s response, and then one day He came by and smashed my shell all to pieces!

I cried out in pain and self-pity!

I began to rejoice in the fact that He broke my shell because in doing so He set me free to experience life!

His wisdom led me into so many new and exciting things. Each day I would walk and talk with Him, or laugh and run with Him. He was new to me each morning and a comfort to me each night. I thanked Him each day for my new life in Him.

stained glass cross
stained glass cross
Image from Pixabay.com by GDJ

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Leona J. Atkinson

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Koinonia

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Stories by Christian writers to encourage, entertain, and empower you in your faith, food, fitness, family, friendship, and fun.

Leona J. Atkinson

Written by

Inspirational Writer, Poet, Artist. https://leonajatkinson.com Follow Me on Instagram-Facebook-Twitter @LeonasLines and @LeonasDesigns

Koinonia

Koinonia

Stories by Christian writers to encourage, entertain, and empower you in your faith, food, fitness, family, friendship, and fun.

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