Surrender All to God (Focus part 5)
The scripture tells us in James 4:7 that we are to submit to God, resist the devil and he will flee. Submission is synonyms with surrender. Surrendering our all to God is the only way to maintain focus and have the victory over the enemy. There are no shortcuts to this truth. We are all surrendered to someone or something, the question is, who or what? If you are struggling with surrendering all to God, you must ask yourself if you really trust Him. We can only surrender all when there is complete trust. We all come with baggage from our past and we may struggle with giving the gift of trust. Be honest with God in prayer. He knows your story better than you do. Ask Him to heal the wounds that are still there that makes you suspicious of others, even Him. Don’t misplace the blame on Him because of others who abused your trust. If you are struggling in this area I am here to tell you like I am telling myself, God is totally trustworthy, HE NEVER FAILS! He is consistently faithful even when we are faithless (2 Timothy 2:13). Surrendering all to God is both a choice and a process. Choose God and begin now-you won’t regret it!
About the Author
Anika Jones is a speaker and author of the book Lessons Learned Along The Way: A 40 Day Devotional. She blogs about faith and family at LivingForLater.com and posts weekly videos on her YouTube channels, Living For Later (@livingforlater) and Living Life Now (@livinglifenow). Anika loves speaking about developing intimacy with God and understanding who we are in Christ. She serves alongside her husband in ministry. They live in Illinois with their 6 children.