Thursday, July 17, 2008

I just read the most amazing blog on! Of course it is about one of my biggest issues, learning to let go and let God~
The Wobbly First Move: Surrendering Fear

Babies are fun to watch. Each day seems to bring about progress and change-that first smile, the time they find their toe. For our second child, these firsts came with difficulty and gave me so much insight on my life purpose of encouraging women with the written word, especially with surrender.
Our daughter has congenital hypothyroidism and asthma. Although both these conditions are stabilized, as a baby she suffered greatly. Between bouts with RSV, croup, doctor error with medicine, pneumonia and her thyroid, she gained weight quickly and had trouble moving.
I watched her try to roll to one side on her own, and it was heartbreaking. She needed gentle hands to guide her. As she got older and stronger in health, she dropped the weight. Her breathing was better and the steroids left her system. Her movements became more fluid and agile. These days few would know the difficulties she endured those first years.
If you are like me, you might have that all or nothing personality. You want to change, you feel called to surrender, but the thought of doing so seems overwhelming. Let His gentle hands guide you. Drop the weight so you can move forward. What weight?
Those areas He's been calling you to surrender:

Fear. Family. Job. Finances. Children. Church. Ministry. Friends. Choices. Future. Goals. Dreams. Mistakes. Failures.
As you can see, there is "job security" in this column because we are always in a state where we have something to surrender.
Care to join me?
Galatians 5:1
"It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery."

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