Any life that is going to be used by God must be humbled and broken first. This is God’s process of showing us who He really is, and who we really are by comparison. But we fight against this process because we don’t want to be humbled; we don’t want to be broken. And so we continue trying to live in our own strength, by our own resources, and in doing so, we miss out on what God wants to do through us. Are you still resisting this work of God in your life?
Imagine if someone gave you a very costly gift, but you put it aside and never opened it. You would never do that, and yet there are people who have been saved for years, but they have never opened their spiritual gifts. The Bible warns us not to neglect our spiritual gifts because it is impossible to follow Christ without the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit. Have you ever learned what your spiritual gifts are?