In Others’ Words: Victory by Surrender
All in favor of determination, raise your hands.
And how about trying harder?
Anybody else out there ever gritted their teeth to help them get through something?
Determination, trying harder, gritting our teeth . . . they’re all good things . . .
. . . except when all our determining and trying and gritting our teeth turn into stubbornness.
. . . except when God is sayiing “Stop trying so hard. Stop trying to figure out how to make something happen. Look and see what I’m trying to accomplish here and now — in you.”
. . . except when we’re so determined to hold our ground we’re missing the chance to walk into freedom.
We’ve been raised in a culture where surrender is a bad, bad thing. Waving the white flag is for losers– and no one wants to be a loser, right?
This is when we have to remember that God’s ways are not our ways, is thoughts are not our thoughts … and be willing to do things his way. (Isaiah 55:8)
In Your Words: When has surrender meant freedom for you?
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