Brokenness is the shattering of my self-will – the absolute surrender of my will to the will of God.
Brokenness is the stripping of self-reliance and independence from God. The broken person has no confidence in his own righteousness or his own works, but he is cast in total dependence upon the grace of God working in and through Him.
Brokenness is the softening of the soil of my heart – it is the breaking up of any close of resistance that could keep the seed from penetrating and taking root.
A broken person walks in transparent honesty and humility before God and men.
-Nancy Leigh DeMoss