Growth Starts In Your Roots
Do you ever start something again and again and again, but never stick to it long enough to actually achieve anything or see any results. Instead, you assume it just isn’t working for you and abandon it.
God designed an astounding plan for your life…far greater than anything you could have planned yourself. Sadly, too many people miss all the amazing benefits of His plan, simply because they fight Him for control!
What does it mean to surrender to God? To truly submit to Him? To give your life to Him and allow Him to use you in whatever way HE sees fit?
In His wisdom, God designed an astounding plan for your life… far greater than anything you could have planned yourself! Unfortunately, too many people completely miss all the amazing benefits of His plan, simply because they fight Him for control. They want to steer their own way, choose their own path, decide their own timing… and ending hopelessly lost, starting over again – and again. And all results in frustration, wasted time, and EVEN can cause you to abandon the destiny God put into you.
Now, I want to share an essay one of my sons wrote for school, to give you an even deeper revelation of what it means to surrender to your Father in heaven. His powerful and thought-provoking words genuinely shocked me. He packed so much wisdom and insight into just a few short paragraphs:
“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 left me dumbfounded that so much wisdom, came from such a young man. I hope it touched your spirit and made you examine your spiritual walk with Him.
And as you walk daily with God, you will realize He wants you to be successful! It’s so important to know, and so easy to forget. You see, He has such amazing things in store for your life… you just have to let Him guide you!
So, what does surrendering to God look like for you? How do you submit to Him? Let me know in the comments below! I can’t wait to read what you have to say!
Then, be sure to tune in for our weekly Spiritual Equipping episode of The Dani Johnson Show today for more biblical insights and inspiration. You can find the show on your TV and radio and please remember you can always stream today’s show right here on our website.
In great faith,
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