in terms of our spiritual journey, we’re CALLED to surrender. we’re called to growth, to maturity and movement. in essence, we’re called to change.
yet we resist.
we resist not only because change is embarking upon the unknown, unfamiliar and uncomfortable, but because more often than not, change means giving up control.
and we like control.
when i can dictate the areas in which i’m growing and changing, i’m still in control. i can develop a plan that fits into my life and schedule without disturbing my comfort level. i can mature without looking like i’m frail and helpless. i can grow and still keep my hypocrisy. i can learn and still hold onto my intolerance, pride and judgment of others.
yet when we surrender… when we give up control and say with boldness and genuine humility, ‘God, do in me whatever you will,‘ that’s a different story. he starts messing with the areas of our lives that we’ve ignored. he starts doing things in our hearts and confronting areas that we’ve been too weak, too prideful or too scared to address.
and the results are beautiful.
the question is, are we at the point of surrender? are we ready to give up and raise the white flag? are we ready to be wrecked and overcome?