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When Your Wall Is Broken

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Broken walls are sad to behold and they stir feelings of vulnerability, decay and abandonment.  Walls are symbolic of strength and protection so a broken wall is never good – especially when it’s a wall in your own life.  Sometimes we just get used to seeing the wall in a broken condition, and feel like that’s just the way it is, but the good news is that walls don’t have to stay broken.  Listed below are three tips to help with the rebuilding process.

Identify where the breaks are. The most important part of the process is to truthfully identify where the breaks in your life are.  You know where things aren’t working right in your life so there’s no need to beat around the bush – just be honest and name those places.

Determine what is required to make the necessary repairs. If your wall was to be put back into the right condition what would it look like?  Sometimes the wall has been broken for so long that it’s hard to envision what it would look like repaired, but this awareness is critical to the rebuilding process.   Make a list of what is necessary for the break to be repaired and get a vision for what your repaired wall will look like.

Create a practical step-by-step plan of action. The good news is that you get to be the architect in the rebuilding process because you know yourself and your wall better than anyone.  A practical, detailed plan keeps the rebuilding process from being overwhelming, and is the best way to successfully lead yourself through the process.

Spiritual Perspective: I think Nehemiah 4:17* says it best: “The people continued to build the wall. Those who carried supplies did their work with one hand.  They held a weapon in the other hand”.  The greatest hindrances to the rebuilding of your wall are the distractions and discouraging accusations from your adversary or from within.  Your greatest weapon is the knowledge that God is on your side.  Don’t allow yourself to get distracted by the breaks in another person’s wall; focus on your own wall.  Be vigilant to keep taking action on your plans and stay focused on your own repairs.

I’d love to stand with you and support you in this process.  Life coaching is a great way to start moving forward and rebuild your own wall.   If you’re ready to move forward and want a partner to support you and keep you on track, simply select a program from my coaching page and we can get started!

Truth For Your Life: If you’ve been stuck and are ready to get moving, I hope you will consider these questions.  What will it take for you to be ready to name the broken places of the wall in your life?  What resources will you need in order to rebuild those broken places?  What is preventing you from taking action today and is it a valid reason or is it just an excuse?  As always, your comments and thoughts are welcome.

*Holy Bible, New International Reader’s Version® Copyright © 1995, 1996, 1998 by Biblica.   All rights reserved worldwide.

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11 Responses to When Your Wall Is Broken
  1. Douglas Morris
    June 29, 2011 | 9:39 am

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    May 21, 2011 | 12:51 am

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    May 20, 2011 | 12:27 am

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  6. twitter/rebekahisaac
    May 19, 2011 | 7:45 pm

    Great article. Our entire world reflects that broken wall. Your advice for rebuilding our world/wall is on point!! We need only remember that God is the architect adn only his design will work.

    • Bridget Haymond
      May 19, 2011 | 8:02 pm

      Thanks Rebekah! God’s plan is for each of us to fulfill a special role in the world as His representative and many people discover His unique life plan while rebuilding their wall :).

  7. Bridget Haymond
    May 19, 2011 | 6:33 pm

    Inspecting the wall was the very first thing Nehemiah did upon his arrival at Jerusalem and he did it privately at night – just him and God. I’m praying for God’s wisdom and discernment as you do your inspection!

  8. UR MOMMA!
    May 19, 2011 | 6:21 pm

    Another great post When Your Wall Is Broken by @@BridgetHaymond

  9. Christine Smith
    May 19, 2011 | 6:21 pm

    My scripture memory verse this week is Hebrews 3:4 NLT "For every house has a builder, but the one who built everything is God." When I read your article and look at the image of the broken wall, I see how we neglect to maintain or repair what the Lord has gifted us. Thank you for this inspiring article. I'll be checking my "foundations" this week and looking for cracks in the wall.

  10. Bridget Haymond
    May 19, 2011 | 6:15 pm

    Today’s blog post – When Your Wall Is Broken: ← Your comments are welcome!