Lessons from Nature

Lesson from Nature: Broken, Changed, but the Same


Just because we’re broken doesn’t mean, at the core, we are not the same person. We don’t lose everything when we lose something. We can change our location, experience, or relationship status without changing what we truly are…our purpose. We can change on the outside without changing our identity.

A rock, broken from another rock, is still a rock.

You will not remain the same in every way throughout your life. God wants to transform you. However, He knows all the details…every single moment, emotion, experience, sigh, tear, smile, hurt, joy, struggle, fear, thought, attitude. Everything. He knows you, because He created you. And He didn’t just create you as a baby, send you one your way through life, and hope for the best. He created you as a person He purposed to live on this earth in this time. His purpose for you isn’t a one-time big thing you’ll do at some point. It’s every breath you take, every choice you make. You’ll mess up. You’ll choose wrong. You’ll turn away from Him. You’ll try to change your identity and claim you’re someone else besides who He created you to be. You’ll try to take the credit for your life and accomplishments. You’ll dwell on your mistakes, blame yourself, and get stuck because you don’t see hope for moving forward.

But that’s not what God intends. He created you, and He transforms you.

Are you letting Him do the work He needs to do to fulfill His purpose for you, even if it means being broken in the process?

Therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, I urge you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God; this is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God. (Romans 12:1-2)