Surrender is daily, moment-by-moment faith in Christ. It isn’t just once-and-for-all. That is perfectionism and unrealistic, and yet, I struggle in this effort. If I view surrender as something I have already done, it will always be a goal that I am always trying to reach. The fact is that surrender doesn’t have to be an unreachable goal. It can be in each breath, should be in each breath. But as long as I am living a big life doing big things that I can “control,” I will never see the singular moments nor will I surrender in them.
The truth is, for those who are in Christ, He is working all things together for our good, We cannot fail; all ends are successes, even when they seem like losses and messes. But for me, to be in perfect peace, I must be obedient to God. I must surrender, die to myself daily, pick up my cross and follow Him. This is the be-ing of life. The do-ing falls into place as I follow Christ. And so we walk together, day by day, moment by moment, breath by breath, as I surrender myself to be on this journey with Him leading me.
Romans 8:28; 2 Corinthians 4: 10-12; Luke 9:23; 1 Corinthians 15:31