Movement Pioneers are broken

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The last chapter of Pioneering Movements is all about the people God uses. A major source was a guy we’ll call “Bill Smith". I keep thinking about this quote.

The people God uses to get to movement are all broken people.  

Back one hundred years ago people in the Keswick Movement and others talked about brokenness; it was common. I never hear Christians talking about it now.

I read old missionary biographies and they talked about brokenness. Then God broke me.

Bill Smith

Brokenness is a work of God. You can’t bring it upon yourself. You can only respond when it happens. But why not  get ready by reading some old missionary biographies?