A vital part of spiritual maturity is confrontation. This is where we have areas of our lives that are personally exposed as being wrong, in error, unscriptural, or selfishness. They are often blind spots only seen by others. They are manifested in the daily responses. Circumstances cause us to react. These reactions expose the state of our hearts. The purpose of confrontation is to expose the heart. Brokenness is when we are exposed and respond in humility. We cry out to God for grace to change. We are not seeking to change in our own power or to please men (which is ultimately for our own glory). Confrontation is a fine art that is very powerful, yet, is to be done in the right time and with the right spirit (Gal. 6:1). If it is done too much it can cause bitterness, resentment, and fear. If it is done too little it can cause habits to be developed that are very difficult to change. It must be done soon enough to maintain peace and unity in the midst of God