Brokenness is the birthplace of true greatness. Now greatness is not a bad thing in God’s eyes, but God’s brand of greatness is unlike what we may imagine. And any notion that greatness with God is a going to turn us into something irrelevant and odd, is simply a flawed perception. There’s actually more substance, style and staying-power in greatness that flows from God. However, this brand of greatness only grows out of trials and is shaped through utter dependence on God. This is why we must see our times of pain, confusion and agony as God his grace–God is strategically positioning us for dramatic life-change.
Don't give in to despair, pain or even anger. Seek the God who rescues. Just when you think you’re at your end, you’re actually positioned for God to something radical and new – something great! In Christ, brokenness is a new beginning, a joint venture with the God who breathes life, purpose and greatness into dead things. Truly great people are born in the shadows of despair. But don’t let your soul stay in a place of sorrow another moment. Put your hope in God. Call out to Jesus, who doesn't demand the you check off a list or jump through a hoop. Place your life at his feet. Greatness is about to be born in you!