BROKENNESS: THE PATH TO GREATNESS

Oct 2, 2023

True brokenness/contrition of spirit and humility is knowing in your heart that if God doesn’t help you, your life is doomed. It is a leaning or totally releasing your life to God.

Remember the prodigal son;

Luke 15:14-19… And he would gladly have filled his stomach with the pods that the swine ate, and no one gave him anything. “But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!

Let us not be like the prodigal son who saw his life descending and yet was still stubborn to the point that he began to feed with pigs. How much lower do you need to go to realize that you need God?

This is not about the words that you say in prayer but the heart-felt learning of your total personality.

Psalms 51:11 Do not cast me away from Your presence, And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.

David knew that this is what made him and it is all he had; the Spirit of the Lord and His presence. No one can take you to this place; it’s only the Holy Spirit, but you have to arrive in that place of brokenness.

Fasting and prayer are not humility but instruments leading us to brokenness.   Therefore, if you are praying, fasting, or seeking God, is it helping to take you to that place?

The body of Christ has played religion/church for so long, and God is saying enough with that. Are you genuinely broken before Christ?

How I pray that this sense of helplessness will come upon your life and that your seeking, praying, and fasting is no longer about the fulfilment of a spiritual responsibility but comes from a knowing.

Proverbs 27:7 A satisfied soul loathes the honeycomb, But to a hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.

There is a difference between the hungry and the one who thinks they are hungry yet they are not. What kind of spiritual appetite do you have on the inside of you? Ask the Holy Spirit to enlarge your capacity to desire and long for Him.

Pray to God and ask Him for the longing to long for Him, the desire to desire Him, and the love to love Him more and more.

Luke 15:17-19 “But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! 18 I will arise and go to my father, and will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you, 19 and I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Make me like one of your hired servants.”

There must be a breaking inside your soul. The prodigal son did not care about titles or positions anymore, all he wanted was to be home. When titles and positions still disturb us, then we haven’t arrived at that place.

I pray the Lord brings you to a place of brokenness. If the church can arrive at that place, then Uganda has hope and the history of the church will be written in this country.

If you could see the future, you would despise where you are right now and cry to God to deliver you from where you are. The future that God has for you is a million times better than where you are.

Just like the prodigal son, the path to greatness is the path of brokenness.

Genesis 8:20-21 AMPC

Which man was God referring to as wicked yet He had destroyed all the wicked people, it was only Noah, his sons, and their wives that were remaining?

Many begin well but something happens along the way. That’s why you should pray not for God to answer your prayers as you want but to answer according to how He sees you. (Psalms 139:23-24) Sometimes you think you’re well, but you don’t know you, only God knows the depths of your heart.

Money, positions, etc. can never satisfy you, there is someone who will. There is that place of brokenness that when the Lord takes us there, He will trust us with the wealth and positions of responsibility in this nation.

Pray and ask the Lord to help you stay on course and finish well.

Further study

Philippians 2:5-7 Humility is a mindset. You have to be intentional about cultivating.

Revelation 5:5-6 Jesus (the lion of the tribe of Judah) prevailed like a lamb, not a lion.

Numbers 12:3 Even Moses did not begin as the most humble person, he cultivated that mindset.

STAY BLESSED AND HIGHLY FAVORED, WE LOVE YOU.

PASTOR BEN OCHOLA.