Maybe it's a woman thing. Maybe it's a mom thing. Or maybe it's a just human thing. Whatever it is, sometimes I struggle with trying to do things on my own. I want to handle my own problems, make my own path, set my own goals and fulfill my own desires. The problem is, doing it alone always leaves us empty.
Recently when struggling to understand why, after all of my attempts to get through to my son, why hadn't anything worked. I sat there in tears wondering why my efforts weren't working. That's when God nudged me saying, Surrender him to me. But God! I pray for him every single day! Yes, but you are not surrendering him to Me. Could I really be holding on to my son so tightly that I wasn't letting God do His work? Can I really be holding on to all of my situations so tightly instead of surrendering? I knew the answer, a resounding yes.
I have to surrender my children to God. He loves them more than I ever could, and oh my mama heart loves these children more than my next breath! It doesn't matter what our struggle is, we must surrender it over to God. Completely lay it at His feet. But it's not just our issues and our trials, it is our every day life that we have to surrender to God.
Surrender is aligning our heart, desires and plans to God's. Surrender is choosing God's way over our way. Surrender is to begin to let God shape us. Surrender is saying:
I have been crucified with Christ;
it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me.
I want to give all I am to God. I want to completely lay myself bare and let Him lead me where He wants me. I want Him to mold me and make me into what He plans for me. When we begin to truly surrender in our every day life, God begins to do a beautiful thing. But we have to surrender first.
I love the words of this worship song. Listen and let the words flood over you as you begin to open your hands and heart to God. Give all of who you are to Him. Let Him begin to shape you, your ideas, your plans, your desires, your heart, everything. Surrender all to Him.
Linking with Woman to Woman's Word Filled Wednesday