Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Surrendering!

"Surrender.....sacrificing my life or suffering in order to change what needs to be changed."  Rick Warren

I believe with age we become complacent in who are and what we do. To some, change can be that dirty little word you don't want to hear. But without change we don't grow. And I believe if we're not growing, we're dying.

I know that God put me on this earth to be more than what I am or could ever imagine. My responsibility is to recognize my potential through God's eyes. But when God reveals things to me that our shameful to my character, do I turn a blind eye or do I really want to change? It's easy to point out the flaws in others, it takes the spotlight off of us. But when we ask God to change our hearts and become more like Christ, are we really prepared for that change?

When God changes us, it's a process, a long and sometimes brutal process. I can say this because of the process I am going through. It took me a long time to learn that even though I prayed for God to change my circumstances, it wasn't my circumstances that he wanted to change, it was my character, my heart. My prayer was to move out of this state, the desperation and the pleading with God but after several years of delay and drawing closer to God, I realized that God wanted me to be broken before anything could happen. That sounds terrible because God is a loving God so you're probably asking why would he want me broken? The answer to that question is because I also prayed to have a heart like Christ. And for me, God had to break me of who I became in order to become who he created. It has not been easy because it involves change and looking at my flaws but the outcome is far more than anything I could have ever imagined.

written by Tracey Graham - follow her blog: "Life Lessons" by Tracey!