In my own experience, that inflection point is almost like a revelation, or a reminder from God, that I was never intended to bear the weight of this world. When I am open to the idea of letting him navigate, I always experience a spiritual pat on the back that serves to reinforce what ends up being a very liberating and beneficial move on my part. As we see the spirit of God help us work through times of trouble, our faith in him grows exponentially.
To get to the inflection point where I grow closer to God, I have to finally admit and embrace my own weakness. That, my friends, has never been an easy task for me. My personal history, maleness, and our western culture have always reinforced my natural desire to be extremely self-reliant (being self-reliant is different than being self-responsible which is merely being a good steward of God's gifts and using them within the framework of his will for us - more on that later). So, I have to finally admit my inability to fully bear a burden asking God to share my yoke which he promises to do. It is important to note that to share the yoke of God means, not only that he will bear the weight of the burden, but that I have to also be willing to go where He steers me: to learn from the situation, to allow the spiritual growth that occurs, to be dependent upon him.
There is bravery associated with admitting weakness isn't there? It is a scary thing to say that you don't fully possess the capacity to bear the weight of a trial. To relinquish control and allow life to be directed by anyone other than ourselves is downright frightening. But, as frightening as relinquishing control is, the bravery that it takes to initiate the quest for spiritual growth can feel sort of like jumping off of a cliff. When life seems to be running rather smoothly, to ask God to cause us to grow, while knowing that this growth may cause pain, seems more than a little counter-intuitive. We have to be willing to accept the fact that it could hurt...it could hurt a lot.
Christians are NOT promised the Best Life Now (that reference was intentional) nor are we assured a life in this broken world without hardship. In fact, we are told that sacrifice is required, pain inevitable and persecution promised. We are told that there is a cost to discipleship. Jesus Christ was quite specific about this when he said "whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake, will find it". If the faith of removing our hands from the wheel, sharing a yoke, jumping off of a cliff, and taking up the cross isn't bravery, I'm not sure what is.