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Have you ever wondered how to surrender to God’s will? Or what that even means? You see, God has a plan for your life that involves some crazy-awesome stuff.
Hello! Have you ever wondered how to surrender to God’s will? Or what that even means? You see, God has a plan for your life that involves some crazy-awesome stuff. But most of the time we fight for control, steering our own way, getting lost, asking for forgiveness… getting back on track. Does that sound familiar?
Last week, my 17-year-old son wrote something for an English assignment. We homeschool, so when he finished he sent it over to me. This short essay he wrote totally blew me away! It is so powerful and thought-provoking I just had to share it with you!
“Many people may ask how to surrender yourself completely to God. Although it is not easy, it is surely possible. First, you must become a living sacrifice for God. This means giving your body to him. By giving your body to him, you are allowing him to have control, and treating your body right, taking care of it and keeping it pure. We must also give up our rights. This means allowing God to be in full control of your life. We will need to understand that this step is vital to letting God work fluently in our life.
“Next, you will need to make sure that you do not conform to this world. This step is very important. We must make sure that our focus is changing the world, not the world changing us. One important way to make sure you don’t conform, is to resist social pressure. Everyone will encourage you to do things you shouldn’t, they will make them look attractive and inviting. You must be able to look past the propaganda and at the lives of many of these people, is it something you want. One other thing to watch out for, are the values of this world. Many of them involve focusing on material things you can wear, touch and feel. It is important to keep our values focused on heaven, kingdom living.
“The final, and equally important, step is to renew your mind. Allow God to be in your mind all the time. An efficient way to do this is to read your Bible. However, reading it most of the time isn’t enough. We need to meditate on God’s word. This will allow God to speak to us and will help us be able to apply it to our lives. We must also apply these biblical principles to our lives. Not just sometimes, but every day, any opportunity we get, and with every person we see.”
It astounds me to no end that so much wisdom came out of such a young man. I hope it touched your spirit and made you really think about your spiritual walk with Him. It’s important to realize God wants you to be successful! It’s easy to forget, but He has such amazing things in store for your life, you just have to let Him guide you! Please leave me your comments below and share this post with your circle of influence on Facebook or Twitter.
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In great faith,
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