Broken Crayons Still Color

I never knew how strong I was until being strong was my only option. Someone once told me that I can reach more people from my brokenness than I ever can when I’m whole. Since then, my perspective on brokenness was never the same.

In the beginning I couldn’t appreciate the wisdom of the philosopher words because her words didn’t resonate with the reality of my current situation. Truth is I didn’t understand because I was so broken. My problems overwhelmed me and although I tried to overcome them – I still failed. I couldn’t push myself beyond my brokenness. I was being pressed on all sides of life. My back was against the wall. I had done all I could do. The real truth is that I came to the realization that I had found my breaking point. That was the moment everything fell apart. I felt myself start to panic as I collapsed to the floor.

I asked myself, “What was I to do with my broken pieces?” The answer soon became clear as day. It was a tough pill to swallow because Jesus told me that I had to explore my brokenness. Which meant I had to relive the pain and hurt all over again. So I started to write and write and write until there were no words left to write. This is what I’ve learned from my brokenness and I pray that it helps you.

Dear Broken Me:

Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly. You must be ready at any moment to sacrifice who you are for who you could become. Perhaps the butterfly is proof that you can go through a great deal of darkness and still become something beautiful.

Maybe this life is more about unbecoming everything that isn’t really me, so that I can be who I was meant to be in the first place. Sometimes when things are falling apart, they may be falling into place.

Your pain has a purpose. Your purpose is found in your brokenness. When you begin to appreciate the agony of your struggles then you will begin to understand why there is purpose in your pain. What if we were meant to be broken just so that we can be pieced back together again as a new person?

~Jesus pain had a purpose.~ He was broken on the cross for you. His purpose was to save you.

I believe that we sometimes allow the world to shape us into someone we are not and so we become an image that’s of the world. But through Christ we become a new creation. I learned that being broken reveals what’s truly on the inside of you – which is your purpose. For these reasons, I encourage those of you who are broken and those of you who have felt like a piece of yourself went missing. Keep moving forward with your broken pieces. Because when you look for the beauty in your struggles then you will soon discover the unseen purpose in your brokenness.  

Broken but not destroyed, shattered yet I’m more of myself then I have ever been.” – Fredrick D. Thompson

Thank you for reading Own The Moment. I pray this blog reaches those who need an answer to their brokenness.

Writer: Fredrick D. Thompson

4 thoughts on “Broken Crayons Still Color

  1. I absolutely loved this blog. It is certainly one of my favorites.
    Fredrick, you painted a picture of my past and made me look back at my brokenness and realize it was all for a purpose. It was designed for me to transform into the woman that God has called me to be. Life gets hard and sometimes we try to take on so many things that will eventually break us down. But our God is so amazing and faithful that He picked me up with His hands of Grace and build me back up using my broken pieces on purpose for purpose. So that I know at the end of it all His Grace is sufficient. The tests of life are uniquely made into our testimonies of life.

    Thank you for sharing your brokenness, I pray it reaches more people than you’d ever imagine.
    -Faith Bay’on


    1. I am absolutely ecstatic that my blog was able to shed light on your brokenness and is one of your favorites. Our brokenness certainly has a purpose. It took me a long time to finally understand this lesson. But, I rejoice today because God opened my eyes and now I can share it with people like yourself. You see Faith, we have all been broken at some point in our life. And it takes a strong person to admit it. I pray that God keeps showing you your purpose and that you are able to shed light on someone else’s brokenness.


  2. Reading this blog was as if I was talking directly to me for we are all the same learning to unlearn while creating a whole new life. Thank you for your inspiration.

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