“Surrender” isn’t a popular notion in our culture. We don’t like to lose, and surrender usually connotes admitting some sort of defeat.

But there’s another reason to surrender. Sometimes you simply conclude that a particular battle isn’t worth fighting, that the possible gains simply don’t justify the pain and sacrifice required. It’s the acknowledgment and acceptance of circumstances that can’t be altered. It’s the wisdom to spend your energy on what can be changed rather that battling what cannot.

I learned about this sort of surrender when I finally said something obvious:

God, I’m not you. I want my life to be about what You want, not about what I want.

This isn’t a defeat, it isn’t losing. Surrendering myself and my limited vision to God’s will is a win. I can stop trying to do it my way, acknowledge the reality the God’s bigger than I am, and give myself the opportunity to be what I was designed to be.

What would you like to surrender this week?

Copyright 2010 by Rich Dixon, All Rights Reserved. Used by permission.
Rich is an author and speaker. He is the author of:
Relentless Grace: God’s Invitation To Give Hope Another Chance
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