I don't think the one who loves me so much crushed me into submission. I might feel that way . For me I have been broken by conviction of sin and crushed by the world in the decisions I have made and the direction I took my life. . It was only then I saw the value and truth of Jesus. When my eyes ,ears and heart were opened by the Holy Spirit then my hearts desire was to submit and commit myself to him. I might add Love and joy followed as I woke up to the fact, I will never be alone.
I had no reason to change my ways until I knew His love. When I tell people about Jesus it is with the understanding that they can not change themselves. I hope they meet the love of Jesus when they meet me. I hope there eyes , ears and hearts will open to Him and His truth.
It seems you can read the bible a thousand times . You can sit under fabulous ministries but until you let this love into the heart of your being it doesn't really make sence or change your way of being.
In the beginnings of our faith it was called the way for a reason. Heavens way of doing life is different from the worlds,
Good thing it is or i know I would not be included in this wonderful adventure.