My Role in Surrender!!

Worry, Worry, Worry. I am tired of worry. I am tired of cracking my head all night long thinking that am coming up with strategic solutions. I am tired of overthinking. I am tired of giving the evil one a chance in my mind to push me into anxiety of the future. I want tranquility. I want peace of mind. I want harmony of thoughts. I surrender. I surrender to you Lord every human effort I think will lead me to success without consulting you. I surrender every mortal strategy that does not acknowledge you. I desire to come to a place where once a prayer is made then my heart welcomes and clings on to the peace that is beyond understanding. I want victory in the battle field of the mind! I want victory in my life!!

Several years back, I struggled greatly with overthinking. My mind ran so fast day and night. I talk pretty fast so my mind really moved in the same pace. I remember having to take sleeping pills so as to slow my thinking and finally get to sleep. Now I look back and I realize what an oppression I was under. And how much deliverance I received from my Father in heaven. Now and again I can see the various ways the enemy would want me back in that corner. That dark place. But I say NO!! I say NO to the traps of the evil one as I have come to know them all too well.

Devil, you are a liar!! The Bible says:

  1. Psalms 29:11 The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace
  2. Isaiah 26:12 LORD, you establish peace for us; all that we have accomplished you have done for us
  3. John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid

The Lord did not leave as, as orphans, he gave us a Helper who lives inside of us. He will teach us all things. He will help us and be with us forever. One condition that stands out in John 14: 15-27 where Jesus promises the Holy Spirit, is that if we love him, we should show it by keeping his commands. And that is when he will ask the Father and he will give us the Spirit of truth.

In all these discussions about peace and surrender, there is a role for me to play. That if Jesus is to show himself to me, I have to show him how much I love him. How do I do that? By obeying his commands. Because whoever has his commands and keeps them is the one that really and truly loves him. It is more than just utterances of the words, but more of a way of living. Peace has mostly evaded me when my ways have not been pleasing to the Lord. A lot of unrest occupies my heart. Just the thought that God may not come for me in a certain area of my life just really demeans the power of El Shaddai. I should be better at my perspective of who God is. But often I find myself doing the former.

What do I do in such scenarios? I surrender. I surrender my weaknesses and questions to the one that knows it all. My other role in the effort to surrender is to surrender that very struggle that I may not be humanly able sometimes to actually surrender. So I need to surrender that weakness itself. Even the lack of will to surrender needs to be put at the feet of Jesus. It needs to be surrendered.

Part of the lyrics in the song above say :-

“I don’t understand

But I understand

Why God I need you

It’s why God I run to Your arms

Over and over again

It’s why God I cling to Your love

And hold on for dear life

And I find You are right by my side” – Austin French – Christian musician

I am truly humbled to know that our God is a good Father. He wants me to come to him just as I am. Only Him can fix me. Only Him can heal me. Only Him knows me fully and truly enough to restore all that the enemy has taken from me. Whether knowingly or unknowingly. I believe in you Lord. You are ever the Omnipresent and Omnipotent God!! You are the Alpha and Omega!! You say that there is nothing impossible with you. You are the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob. I run to your arms over and over again. I cling to your love and hold on for dear life! May the same grace reach all those that run to you our Loving Father!! You say that heaven is your throne, and the earth your footstool!!
Let all the praise, honor and glory be unto you Jehovah! You deserve it all!!

God bless you!! See you next week Friday!!

#ISurrender #Peace #Victory #Hopeforyouandme

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Douglas Feavel

AUTHOR OF : "Uncommon Character: Stories Of Ordinary Men And Women Who Did The Extraordinary" (Previously titled: "A Storyteller's Anthology: 26 Inspiring Character Portraits For Our Time")

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