The greatness of a man’s power is in the measure of his surrender.
In our society, the idea of "surrender" generally carries with it an extremely negative connotation, which implies giving up or losing something. The fact is that until we are willing to surrender…our ego, our pride, our fears, our self centeredness, in other words, our self will, we will never know where real power, satisfaction and victory are derived from. Let’s start by surrendering our fight against addiction. We alone can not win against it…but we can if we let God help us!
Thought for the day
We have read in the 12 & 12 how we must become dependent on God in order to be truly independent. This Truth is also expressed in the following paradox; “Surrender to Win”. How am I doing today? What is it I need to surrender?
Instead, give yourselves completely to God since you have been given new life. And use your whole body as a tool to do what is right for the glory of God.
~Romans 6:13 (NLT)~
I appeal to you therefore, brethren, and beg of you in view of [all] the mercies of God, to make a decisive dedication of your bodies [presenting all your members and faculties] as a living sacrifice, holy (devoted, consecrated) and well pleasing to God, which is your reasonable (rational, intelligent) service and spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you]. ~Romans 12:1,2 (Amp)~
Surrender to God! Resist the devil, and he will run from you. Come near to God, and he will come near to you…~James 4:7,8 (CEV)~