Surrender//Control: God’s Not Done
Hey guys and welcome back to The Faith Filled Friends. Today I want to jump into a short mini series on surrender. We want to discuss what it is like to give God control. This devotion is very different and probably confronting but we need to trust in God’s plans. Let’s dive into it!
I wanted to give up The Faith Filled Friends. It was a lot of work. I was tired and I was worn. We had lost half the team and it seemed like things were coming to an end. During our birthday I was telling myself that these could be the last devotions I write. But in my heart I knew God wasn’t done.
I remember reading our “About” page and why we do this. God reminded me why I love The Faith Filled Friends. We have the opportunity to reach thousands of people from different countries and places.
I know for some people that might be upsetting to hear. Why would you want to listen to someone who wants to stop? We don’t always feel like doing what God wants but He has a way of reigniting a fire. I didn’t have an answer to convince people to continue to read, but God showed me the answer in Jonah.
Jonah didn’t want to go to Nineveh but God had the plans. In the end he arrives in Nineveh and tells the message that God put on his heart. All the people of Nineveh turned to God and repented of their old ways.
I believe the enemy tries to cloud our view of God’s plan. We so easily forget what, or should I say who, we are living for. At times we forget why God has put us in a certain job or at a certain school and that is why I believe we can’t make it our plan or our dream, we need to make it His. Give up on your plans and surrender them to Jesus. If it is in His will, He will continue to bless you and make you prosper.
The Faith Filled Friends is not mine, it’s not Josh’s its none of ours. It was a decision we made when The Faith Filled Friends turned one, to surrender it to God and see where He leads us. We are enjoying it so much more now that we don’t feel this pressure to achieve, because we know it’s in God’s hands.
So what do you need to surrender today?
Life can seem overwhelming and we try to take control but God calls us to let go. That is scary but so satisfying. When our trust is wholly in God it is the best place we can be.
When God asked me to remember why I was here it challenged me. We had started as a group of friends who loved God and wanted to share His incredibly good news. We gave Him the glory, but slowly I had taken control and when God asked me to give up The Faith Filled Friends during our birthday, I couldn’t say no.
Once God takes control, all things work out. God is the one in control of our past, present and future. I want to give Him more than just The Faith Filled Friends, I want to give Him my life.
So, in this series, “Surrender//Control” we just want to ask the question:
What do you need to surrender control of?
Surrender is the greatest form of worship, it is acknowledging that God knows best.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Do you trust God with your life? Do you trust Him with your finances? Do you trust Him with your marriage? Do you trust Him with your job? Do you trust Him with you whole heart? Give Him control.
Although it may feel like you have to let things go, just remember that God is not done with you. He can change you and use you for something amazing!
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