Living broken means living a life of total surrender to the Lord. It is a life of self emptying, poverty, and slavery before God. Living broken puts our lives in proper prospective and helps us see things from God’s point of view. Brokenness cultivates the fruit of the spirit in our lives (Gal 5:22). Brokenness reminds me to humble myself before the Lord, knowing that he will exalt me in due time (Luke 18:14b).
Humble people do not force their way, ignore authority and wise counsel, step over people to get what they want or manipulate situations. Humble people surrender to the Lord with the trust and understanding that he will chart a way that is good and that he will fulfill his promises to them.