“HOW?” Is the beginning to every question I get asked most often. And today I’d like to share a one word answer with you.
(letting go of anything pulling them away from God)
I first started to understand that I needed to surrender my life to Jesus when I was in my early 20s. It took me a few years to get over the ‘fear’ of what that would do to my life if I accepted Jesus and what it actually meant to surrender.
Then a season in my life came where I was faced with a bunch of “whys and hows”. There was nothing else left to do. I was broken…. I was lost…. I felt empty and unworthy. The “fear” of the unknown didn’t seem scary anymore because at that point, what else was there. I remember this day so clearly, as I fell to my knees and SURRENDERED my all to the Lord. It wasn’t an ‘immediate’ life change where I woke up and everything was perfect… but WHAT IT WAS, was an immediate sense of peace, of “everything will be ok”…. it was like I felt like I could breathe. That moment was the Holy Spirit coming alive in my Heart…. And I have forever been changed because of it. There is NO MORE Fear alive in me. My heart learned that FAITH will carry me through anything! This is not to say that from that point on I did not face any more struggles, because I did and I still do have struggles. But what surrendering to the Lord has done during my struggles is given me peace and acceptance through FAITH that everything will be ok according to God’s will, not my own. I have the greatest gift anyone could ever receive and that is Jesus. Jesus took MY PLACE on the cross. When I was the one deserving the penalty of my sins, He laid down his life for me, and YOU. I chose to surrender and follow Jesus and trust in Him and a life lived that way is a life that gets to experience His presence, His provision, His promises, His soul-satisfying abundance.
So to everyone reading this, I want you to know that there will be a time where you may feel the exact same way as I did…lost, broken, or empty. Or maybe you are faced with a struggle right now? Or maybe you are filled with all the “ whys and how’s “ about your life right now. Or maybe you are struggling to take the next step in your faith due to fear?
I want to encourage you to SURRENDER. Surrender your struggles, your brokenness, your fears to the Lord.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
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