Its been 28 days of being here. Crazy right? During this time I've seen God's faithfulness over and over again. He's really been showing me what it means to live fully surrendered even if it's a slow process. Whether it's about not worrying about my future, or something simple to be alone on base (this is hard guys, you don't even understand) yet I'm feeling led go to talk to a friend.
But surrendering is hard right? It’s human nature to want to believe what you are doing is the right thing, especially when we base the “right thing” off of feelings. I think surrender is one of the hardest things for me, yet it should be the easiest. Right? Giving up all my dreams, desires, plans, and seems too much and intimidating.
Yet, I'm giving them up to the Creator of the universe! The One who conquered death! The one Being that knows everything that has already happened and everything that is to come! Shouldn’t that seem safer? Because it is, it’s the safest thing to do.
So why does never feel like that?
I personally think the reason it is so hard to surrender is because the act of surrendering is a two fold matter : The first is laying down your pride and letting go just enough to realize that you’re not always going to be right (because let's be real most of the time you're not) and your plan isn’t always best plan, and the second is being vulnerable enough to trust that He is good and he will bring about what is the best for us (whether or not we think it is what is best for us).
What I'm realizing is that is either Surrender or Control.
So, surrender. We're not God. We don't have control over everything, we barely have control over the little things in life (like washing our hair, you girls know the feeling). So, stand in surrender.
So that's the hard part, do you know what's the best part?
How faithful he is to meet us when we surrender. God has never broken a Promise. Never. If you look through the bible you will never find a broken promise. He is the most trustworthy.
He is faithful.
He'll meet us where we are at. So let's all surrender more and more and see his faithfulness more and more. Let's rejoice in his faithfulness and peace.
Thanks for reading my thoughts! If you want bonus points go check out this verse which is one one of the ones that this post was based off of :
Hebrews 10: 23-24