The concept of brokenness is one that is undeniably interesting. Brokenness is a tool used to build someone up. The question remains, how can one be built up by being broken down? How can God tear down and in the process build you up? Brokenness has several components that form a necessary part in our christian walk with God and forms some crucial principles in growth and development in our lives.
It is no surprise that the Bible mentions a lot to deal with labour and giving birth. There is a reason to it. Possibly that the relationship between brokenness and bringing forth life are important.
Brokenness is a breach of integrity, scattering or a lack of cohesion. Brokenness is an essential part of the growth process. Picture a seed that is full of potential. If the seed does not get the water for it to start growing, then, pressure cannot build within it, the seed coat cannot soften and the root cannot break through to anchor the developing plant and later on the shoot which will help in sustaining the plant. If the first step in brokenness is not achieved, the seed will remain a seed devoid of fulfilling its own destiny of being a plant that can generate more seeds and thus multiply.
Brokeness happens at many points. In the seed, it occurs at the point where the root is coming out followed by the shoot.
The 2nd point of breakthrough is when the roots have to break through the soil to establish roots. It is a process of scattering the soil, or rather an invasion, that makes room for the roots to gain wider ground, anchor firmly into the ground and establish a system where they can get more water and essential nutrients for sustainable growth and development. You need to be well grounded, have a firm foundation that can sustain your growth before you can be visible and help others. Once your basics are on point, your foundation is firm and steady, then , can you be of use to others. Otherwise, if that is not the case, you can be a danger to others because the foundation is not strong enough to sustain the weight gained associated with the growth. Eventually, everything comes tumbling down. In short, invest in your foundation that is commensurate or in line with the height you want to gain.
The third point of breakthrough is when the shoot grows from the soil to emerge at the surface of the soil. This is all about visibility. You have to be visible to grow. The shoot has to grow above the soil, develop leaves that becomes the site where food is made to sustain the plant. Without light, the plant cannot make food and will starve. For it to grow and to sustain the growth, the shoot must grow towards the light, develop more leaves and branches to expand its territory in order to sustain the growth to a point where it can produce fruit, an indicator of maturity. Visibility helps in sustaining growth. It puts you on the path towards getting more opportunities for growth. This exposure is advantageous if you have the right foundation or character that will put you on the path to continuous growth and development.
I hope this article will show you a new perspective on the importance of brokeness.