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Surrender

What does it mean to surrender our will to God? The word surrender is a radical word! To God, surrender isn’t complete until it encompasses everything. Jesus, our example, didn’t just pray, “Your will be done,” he also said, “Not my will.” This isn’t some form of divine sadism. God always has life in mind. Just like a gardener prunes off the old branches so new ones can grow, God wants to remove everything that hinders life and growth.

What if God asked you to give up the thing you enjoy the most? What if He asked you to lay down your gift or talent, the thing that defines you—the thing that you find self-worth in? Would you do it if asked you?

My friend, God has a wonderful plan for your life, and He wants to use you in extraordinary ways for His glory. But resurrection only follows death—death to self, death to your will, your desires, and even your dreams. It’s in these painful moments of surrender that God’s kingdom is established in us, when we pray with Jesus, “Not my will, but Yours be done.” This beautiful brokenness allows us to become an extension of God’s dominion, and our lives become portals through which His kingdom can come and His will can be done in the earth!

This is Daniel Kolenda
encouraging you to live before you die.

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