desires and your thoughts and your actions and your words – all to the Lordship of Christ? Or will you continue to deny His total call/claim upon your life?" - Caleb & Sol
Read those lyrics above. Really read them; let the words sink in. Today I was so convicted of the fact that to simply say, "God, I surrender my life to you" is easy, but to actually DO it is entirely different. I'm pretty sure that I'm not the only one that feels this way.
This week I have had such a hard time giving up my hopes and dreams and desires all for the Lordship of Christ. I feel weak and vulnerable giving it all up and allowing the Lord to do what he wants with my life. If you know me, you know that I hate looking weak in front of others; I want to have it all together. I'm independent and like doing things on my own. Yet in these conversations I have with God I keep interjecting and saying , "Wait! Don't take that away! I'll give you all my dreams, just don't take this one from me."
How messed up is this though? Isn't our relationship with Christ ALL about us bringing nothing to the table? No amount of good we do will ever be enough. We will never be enough. Yet, that is what makes Christ SO sweet. HE is EVERYTHING. I am NOTHING. So, why wouldn't I want to surrender all my hopes and dreams and plans to an all powerful God? He knows what's best for me! He loves me more than I could ever love Him. He wants me to fall before him with all my burdens; all my desires; all my hopes, and offer them up to him. I don't have to "have it all put together" before my Savior. He died for me when I was a mess; he takes me back time and time again when I screw up.
What will you do? Will you surrender your hopes, your dreams and your LIFE to an awesome God who loves you dearly and wants to guide you? Or will you push Him away and go through life on your own, only to soon find out that you can't do it?
"Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you will also appear with him in glory"