Freedom Friday’s

Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power...

Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power…

Welcome to Freedom Fridays @ Chicklit Power and Trench Classes United! Grab your coffee, or your favorite break-time drink and your strand of faith and join us as Jennifer shares from her heart to yours about surrender…

Surrender….the first step to freedom

When you think of military strategy or even look at the battles in the Old Testament, surrender is usually the last thing that you want to do. Then how is it or better yet, why is it the first step in freedom?  Does surrender seem more like captivity or bondage because we are accepting someone else’s will over our own?

Surrender isn’t “I can’t” or “I won’t” or “I give up”; it is not about being overthrown or forced. Surrender in Him is total trust in our Lord in all things without doubt or fear; it’s letting our faith be bigger than our fears and doubts. It is the act of believing that His will outweighs my own and is definitely far better than my own. His ways are perfect, though they don’t feel like it at times; in fact, a lot of the time…until we get beyond it.

Surrender is letting go of our alleged rights, agendas, opinions, attitudes and behaviors that are not in line with His. Life is not about our surroundings or what is happening to us; it is about how we learn and grow in our trust, faith, and obedience in God while in our surroundings and in the midst of what is happening to us.

True surrender is a release from our fears, our past, and our conditions. Despite what we may believe or have been told, and many times from the pulpit, surrendering is not something we do once and then forget; it is a daily, or hourly and sometimes minute by minute decision we have to make.

When we surrender to His love and truly embrace His will, we find freedom and ultimately, we will become a benefit to others.

It comes down to whose kingdom do you want to build?  “I will remove your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.” (Ezekiel 36:26).

Be encouraged! Cast you anxiety, fears, trepidations, stress, and difficulties upon Him! We are to surrender them all to Him. Not some, not a little, not almost all; but all of our cares, all that we have held in the past, the present, and what will be in the future.

Surrendering for freedom,

Jennifer

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