Brokenness causes us to do one of two things: either we build towers of prominence, edifices with our names lifted high to be like God or keep so busy with all the games of life that we never have time to think about the most important game of life. In other words, we are running away from God with all our busyness, achievement, and performance. And if the truth were known, we often like it that way.
Xandra and Sean looked good together and were potentially good for each other, but how could they be so ill suited for each other?
She was a smart, ambitious, and high-flying executive when she was swept off her feet by the seemingly eligible gorgeous Sean. He promised her the world and against all wisdom, she dared to dream. He demanded high standards of service and she gave it heartily. Sean raised the bar with every achievement, and she attributed it to his high standards. His demands gradually took their toll, then she discovered that she was not the only one in his life; and she was not allowed to confront that issue. Muzzled, Xandra had fallen into the dark abyss of despair, feeling her prayers returned unanswered. She had been confronted with the trifecta of loss of self-confidence, treachery, and was facing the loss of family. This was the dungeon of the used and abused. Her choices: succumb to fear and die in bondage or stand courageously against all odds and live.