Forcibly separated –we have no control over this separation
The process of elimination - we are required to shed baggage that weighs us down
Wounded and shattered –Unexpected disaster and sometimes paralyzing wounds from unexpected sources.
Positive pain- God has purpose for your brokenness.
Sometimes this is the most difficult process to go through. We tend to take it as a personal attack rather than the road to destiny.
The important thing to remember is God loves you, be assured that whatever you face is not to destroy you. I recall as a teenager I asked God to use me for His glory and anoint my life.
I was drawn to the beauty that I observed in those whom God was using in ministry.
I longed to possess the anointing ; I was sincere but lacked understanding.
There is a process to effective ministry and brokenness is part of the process. I wasted many years trying to by-pass this painful experience, and found myself going in circles.
The result of covering the same ground over and over is weariness and frustration; surrendering is the only alternative a believer has.
If we could see the glory in brokenness our pain would be viewed as positive pain.
Our flesh will never love the process of elimination; it will rebel, refuse, and discourage.
*****My next blog will help us understand how to go through this process.....stay tuned!