Broken Before God
Brokenness is a choice, God does not break us. To do so would be a violation of His Word as recorded in Genesis1:26 And God said, Let us make humanity in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. If God chooses to break us in an effort to get us to do what He wants us to do, He would be in violation of His Word because He would be taking away the authority that he gave humanity in Genesis 1:26. If He does that, it would make Him a lier. And God is not a man that He should lie.
Brokenness occurs when we make a decision to surrender and submit to the governmental authority and rule of the Kingdom of God, which is submitting to God. The power of God in our life will become a reality when we choose brokenness by becoming obedient to the agenda of God and His Kingdom.