Don't Run From The Breaking Point
The breaking point is most often known as the moment where you are at your wits end. This is normally spoken of as the time when you feel within yourself that you can't take anymore. Imagine a piece of glass being crushed in slow motion. It doesn't break immediately, oh no. Before it reaches its breaking point it splinters and cracks all over and it is this that causes the glass to break. Have you ever had a moment when you have felt like that piece of glass? The weight of pressure so tremendous, that you feel like you are cracking and splintering all over? I've been there. So if you feel this way, you are not alone.
As someone who has had to endure multiple breaking points, I want to share with you 2 major lessons I have learned.
1.Your breaking point doesn't have to become your broken point.
Quite often when we are faced with moments of pain that feel like too much to bear, it can be easy to plant a flag at this particular breaking point. Don't do it. Remember that you are made of material that can be pressed down severely and still remain uncrushed. It's true. I may not know you personally, but I know this is true because you are here right now, reading my words. You have more depth of strength than you know. Remember that!
2. Your cracks will either become a new way to expose your light or a means by which what you pour in will leak out. That choice is up to you.
Every single person has a light within them. It is the combination of all things beautiful and positive about them. Living in this world, nobody comes out unscathed or without cracks. The question becomes what we choose to do with our cracks. We can either allow our cracks to be how every single good thing that is poured into us drains from us or our cracks can be another way our light is shown to the world.
1. Think back to the most recent time you were at a breaking point. What led you there? How did you get out? If you didn't get out, what would you say are the biggest obstacles?
2.Has your breaking point shown you anything positive about yourself? If so, what has it shown you? If not, what are 3 positive things about you that have increased about you since you experienced your most recent breaking point?