Brokenness

  • Is a prerequisite to usability by our Heavenly Father.
  • Is viewed by the pride-driven world as a sign of weakness.

Which category do you fall into:

 

PROUD, UNBROKEN PEOPLE

 

 

BROKEN PEOPLE
Focus on the failure of others Are overwhelmed with a sense of their own spiritual need

 

 

Are self-righteous; have a critical, fault-finding spirit; look at their own life/faults through a telescope, but at others’ with a microscope

 

 

Are compassionate; forgiving; look for the best in others
Look down on others Esteem all others better than self

 

 

Are independent/possess a self-sufficient spirit Possess a dependent spirit/recognize the need for others

 

 

Maintain control; must have it their way

 

 

Surrender control
Have to prove that they are right Are willing to yield the right to be right

 

 

Claim their rights Yield their rights

 

 

Have a demanding spirit Have a giving spirit

 

Are self-protective of their time, rights, and reputation

 

 

Are self-denying
Desire to be served Are motivated to serve others

 

 

Desire to be a success Desire to be faithful to make others a success

 

 

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” (Psalm 34:18)

 

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