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Surrender

9 June 2011 
Bangkok, Thailand
 

(It's a bit past the 9th of June, but it seems like a shame to let a good blog go to waste, so I'm going to post it anyway! 🙂 

Sometimes the blatantly obvious truth will stare us directly in the face for so long that when it finally snaps into the sharpest of focuses in that one incredible moment of clarity, it's as shocking as, say, suddenly realizing that you live on a speck as small as the eyeball of the common flea. 

The truth that I am referencing here is that God loves me so much that He has a perfect and brilliant plan already works for my life and (here's the killer bit) all I need do is surrender. Yep. Just surrender to His will. Nothing complicated about it. The reason I found this so shocking is because I thought I already understood surrender. I've sang "I Surrender All" in church just as many times as the next guy, and heard many a sermon on the importance of letting God run your life. I knew all the facts, but for some reason it never sunk in. I had learned the definition of surrender in my head, but failed to apply it in my heart. I know that if I am ever to discover my life calling and true purpose, it will all start with surrender. 

Surrender. Surrender. Surrender. 

"I once thought all these things were so very important, but now I consider them worthless because of what Christ has done. Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the priceless gain of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. I have discarded everything else, counting it as garbage, so that I may have Christ and become one with Him. I no longer count on my own goodness or ability to obey God's law, but I trust Christ to save me.
Philippians 3:7-9

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