A Broken Heart Is The Place To Start

What breaks your heart? What are you going to do about it?

Nehemiah’s story is a powerful example of a man simply responding to what broke his heart. (Nehemiah1:1-11)

What causes you to stop and reflect when everyone else keeps moving on? If you could make a difference, what would it be? What is it that won’t leave you alone?

God uses broken-hearted people to change the world. More times than not, when you look back regarding major advances in the Kingdom, you’ll find a broken-hearted world changer.

Truths about people who change the world:

  • Bring about change
  • Make things better
  • Progressive- move things forward
  • Progress requires change
  • Restore things that are broken
  • Dissatisfied with the status quo
  • Don’t blame
  • Blame is an effective change-avoidance strategy
  • Take ownership
  • Offer accountability
  • Understand eternal change is not a trend


Nehemiah’s broken heart was part of God’s plan to restore His people.

Your willingness to pursue God’s purposes will affect countless people.  Your unwillingness to pursue God’s purposes will also affect countless people.  Do you desire to be a blessing or a burden?

What breaks your heart?  What are you oin to do about it?