If you cling to your life, you will lose it; but if you give up your life for me, you will find it.
Today, the ministry is beginning. I do not have the website just yet up and running but things are in the works. The books are at the publishers, awaiting the final touches and the last bit of money to get them published. I assure you all matters are in God’s hands and He will be faithful to provide ALL of my needs. Today I reflect on what I have given up in surrender and I am wondering who else among God’s people are ready to push forward and allow God to be their all and all?
There once was a moment when I knew God was there for me, but I did not allow Him to take care of me like I do now. I was a big girl and I was going to raise my kids and change my husband and do all this things I thought I needed to do, until I realized it had nothing to do with me but everything to do with God. Just like everyone else I faced challenges (still do) and I took each one on as a walk in the valley or a grueling climb up the mountain getting stressed out and feeling as if I was getting nowhere. Just the same cycle over and over again, never really making a difference in my life to have a better relationship with God.
When my life stopped three years ago and I surrendered it all to God, the amazing things began to happen. I was separated from my husband so as not to go through the motions anymore, doing things I just did not want to be a part of. I received my new smile, only after I surrendered it all to God in a moment of despair. Both my kids have graduated from school and beginning their own lives. I was promoted at work. My books are about to be published, my ministry is starting and I am more free than I have ever been! Why? Because I have finally put God first in my life above all else.
This means I have given God my life, my family, my job and my ministry. I have allowed Him to work on behalf and do all the things I thought I had to have control over. WHAT A RELIEF!! Now I am happy and free. My attitude has changed and I feel He is using me in ways I never thought would be possible. I spent 18 years running around in circles and now that I have let go and let God, He has done more in 3 years time then I ever thought possible. Now instead of the valleys and the mountain climbing, He has set me upon the mountain top and I get to soar with the eagles while He is moving and working through me, How Awesome is That?
I encourage you to choose to give it all to God right now. Stop trying to do it all and getting frustrated, instead choose to give Him everything you have, focus your eyes on Jesus and rise above your current circumstances knowing that the God who loves you is in control!