• Trina Scott

Under Construction

You're not broken. You're under construction and getting an upgrade.

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Raise your hand if you have ever felt or currently feel you’re broken. I see a lot of hands going up, far too many. Merriam-Webster has many definitions for the word “broken,” such as shattered, damaged, cut off, made weak or infirm, and not complete/full. Many of you use some, or all, of those words in defining your brokenness. I know I have. However, two of those definitions resonates with me: Damaged and made weak or infirm. Because whenever I felt broken, I have always felt damaged and weak.

We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed (broken). We are perplexed, but not driven to despair… We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed. (2 Corinthians 4:8-9.) For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever. (2 Corinthians 4:12.)

Then one day it hit me that what I spoke into the universe is what the universe gave me. If we speak our brokenness, i.e. damaged or being weak, that’s how we will continue to feel. However, if we speak positive things into the universe, all that positive energy will come flowing back to us. Only then will the feelings of brokenness be less and less.

So, what do you want to do to lessen your feelings of brokenness? Well, I want to help you shake off that negative way of looking at yourself (your negative thoughts and beliefs) by trying something called “reframing.” According to The Free Dictionary, reframing is to look at, present, or think of (beliefs, ideas, relationships, etc.) in a new or different way.

When we reframe the way we think about ourselves or reframe the words we use to define ourselves, we can begin to see our future clearer. The sparks of positive energy will ignite the fire inside you. Doors will begin to open with endless opportunities.

We are going to reframe “I’m broken” with something that relates to in repair. What about, “I’m under construction”? Say that out loud, “I’m under construction.” Take a deep breath. Let that resonate with you for a moment. Now, say that out loud again but a little different and with power, "I'M NOT BROKEN, I'M UNDER CONSTRUCTION". How does that make you feel?

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