Sunday, May 29, 2011

The Fight Against Surrender

How often do things seem to be tough? We head in a certain direction or think we are following what God wants us to do and things just seem to be harder than they should be.

We’ve all been there. We all wonder at times why “us.” Why it seems like “we” are the ones who don’t get the easy path.  When everyone else seems to be humming along happily in life; we can often feel like we are the only ones who are struggling or having many an obstacle placed in our way.

Of course we’re not the only ones. But it sure feels that way at times.

I think I know why.

I think I know why we don’t always get to follow the easy path. I think I know why that job is so elusive, that relationship so hard to heal, and that temptation so tough to overcome.

Because God is waiting for us to surrender.

We fight that one word. A lot. We don’t like hearing the word surrender because it makes us feel helpless and weak. But the exact opposite is true. I have found that when I’ve finally reached my limits and exhausted all of my efforts, falling on my knees before God in surrender….I’m not helpless at all. Instead, I’m fortified. For God comes in and reinforces my strength with His own. He takes the lead.

Pride and control are beautiful things. They are like shiny objects that we refuse to let go of only to discover they have poisoned us.  You see; we were not meant to be in control of our own destiny. It was never intended that we be perfectly capable in all we do. No….we are to bow down to the Lord Jesus Christ in surrender. It is HE that controls our destiny and HE that is perfectly capable to handle all that we do.

Is God waiting for you to surrender today? Is He waiting for you to open your arms, get down on your knees and let Him fortify and strengthen you?

Don’t be afraid. 


Karolina said...

Thank you Dionna, this is exactly what I needed today.

Dionna said...

Thank you, Caroline. I pray that whatever it is you are holding tightly onto, that God will give you the courage to surrender it at His feet.