Proud, Unbroken People

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Proud, Unbroken People

…focus on the failures of others, while broken people are overwhelmed with a sense of their own spiritual need.

…have a critical, fault-finding spirit, while broken people are forgiving and look for the best in others.

…look down on others, while broken people esteem others as better than themselves.

…have an independent and self-sufficient spirit, while broken people recognize their need for others.

…say it must be my way, while broken people surrender control.

…have to prove they are right, while broken people yield the right to be right.

…claim their rights, while broken people yield their rights.

…have a demanding spirit, while broken people have a giving spirit.

…are self-protective of time, rights, and reputation, while broken people are self-denying.

…desire to be served, while broken people are motivated to serve others.

…desire to be a success, while broken people desire to be faithful to make others a success.

…are driven to be appreciated, while broken people are eager for others to get the credit.

…are wounded when others are promoted, while broken people rejoice when others are lifted up.

…think of what they can do for God, while broken people know that they have nothing to offer God.

…feel confident in how much they know, while broken people are humbled by how much they have to learn.

…are self-conscious, while broken people are not concerned with self at all.

…keep people at arm’s length, while broken people risk getting close to others.

…are quick to blame others, while broken people accept personal responsibility.

…are unapproachable, while broken people may be entreated.

…are defensive when criticized, while broken people receive criticism with a humble, open heart.

…are concerned with being respectable, while broken people are concerned with being real.

…are concerned about what others think, while broken people are concerned with what God knows.

…work to maintain their image, while broken people die to their own reputation.

…find it difficult to share their needs with others, while broken people are willing to be open with others.

…want to be sure no one finds out about their sin, while broken people are willing to be honest about their sin.

…have a hard time saying “I was wrong, please forgive me,” while broken people admit failure and seek forgiveness.

…when confessing, deal in generalities, while broken people deal in specifics.

…are concerned about the consequences of their sin, while broken people are grieved over the root of their sin.

…are remorseful over getting caught in their sin, while broken people forsake their sin.

…wait for the other to come to them, while broken people take the initiative to be reconciled.

…compare themselves with others and feel deserving of honor, while broken people feel a desperate need for mercy.

…are blind to their true heart condition, while broken people walk in the light.

…don’t think they need revival, while broken people see their need for a fresh encounter with God.