Heartbreak Into Victory

Have you ever had a problem that appears to have no solution? Has your heart hurt for healing and burned in hope for a rescue? What’s the key to seeing an opportunity for good in all the mess and chaos? How can someone look at what everybody else looks at, but sees what nobody else sees, an opportunity for good?

That type of vision is a heart issue. It must stir the passions of a leader. Many people may see the problem, but at least one person must be convicted to take action. Can that person be you? Absolutely. If you want people to warm up to your vision, you must have a fire in your belly. That fire is what propels you from heartbreak to victory.

The standard definition of an influencer is a person who affects the character, development, or behavior of someone or something. They inspire people to accomplish a vision or goal while fulfilling the individual needs of each person involved.

However, I have another definition. An influencer is a person who has been touched by God through grief, morning, and prayer and is ready to humbly serve others in God’s name. There are many great needs, but unless there’s an influencer willing to champion the cause in the world, it will not get off the ground. In my own experience, here’s what’s happened:

  • I became burdened over a hot issue.
  • It broke my heart to see people I care about get hurt.
  • Through sadness and prayer, God planted passion in my heart.
  • A vision was revealed by spending time with the Holy Spirit in His Word.
  • While being aware of the world, I was called to action to be the one to meet the need in the world.

It’s so easy to feel inundated or even paralyzed by what some experts call “decision fatigue.” This exhausted, overwhelmed state is also an indication we are being controlled by the idols of our age – technology, business, work, and the countless other things we consume. Time and time again, this has proven to lead to failure, burnout, and even death. The only way to break free from the cycle is to surrender to God’s will and purpose for your life.

It’s the one true way to transform heartbreak into victory.

Published by Marc Casciani

Bridging brothers & sisters to what's important. Author of Craft Your Calling. Host of the Neighborly Love podcast.

One thought on “Heartbreak Into Victory

  1. Mark, Spot on! Idols of our time do lead to our demise (manifested in many forms) as they feed on our spiritual energy which is God sourced. Generating wealth while leaving God out of the equation, idolizing firms we work for and so on will lead to relationship failures and weaken our relationships with Jesus Christ. Our passion to serve others first should always be our first objective however we live in society that often does not value this. Corporations, especially public organizations have consistently demonstrated excessive profit/image is by far more important than relationships/people and unfortunately is one of the idols that Americans have severely fallen victims to. I am so grateful for the hope God has given me/us to endure this world and to have the assurance of that our real and true home is waiting for us.


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