” Surrender is to Let-It-Go”
I Love Disney’s “FROZEN”! I will be the first to tell you that the Song “Let it Go” is NOT out played and I could listen to it everyday! It’s not just the lyrics but the instrumental breakdown leading into the bridge that is seriously my favorite… I kid you not my head follows the musical progression in funky fashion but I LOVE IT!
The song’s writers, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, made no mistake when they wrote:
“It’s funny how some distance makes everything seem small and the fears that once controlled me can’t get to me at all. It’s time to see what I can do, to test the limits and break through…”– Disney’s FROZEN “Let It Go”
I remember a time where nothing could shake me. It did not matter what the world brought my way my faith and trust in God, in Jesus my Savior, could not be shaken… my foundation on my rock and my redeemer was set so firm.
I remember a time where being ridiculed for my belief in Jesus was common, for my dedication to serving him and his kingdom, being persecuted for being more interested in reading books that deepened my relationship with God rather than non-fictional books from the library. My attention was nothing more than focused solely on the Great God I had come to know and had fallen so deeply in love with.
I remember a time when surrender looked like a moment on my knees to re-center myself, or to be in front of the Piano because all I wanted to do was sit and worship. It is where I surrendered my fears, my pain, my hopes and dreams. I knew that My life in Gods hands was exactly where it was meant to be. I would not allow myself to be tainted by circumstance, with my heart guarded but still so tender and gentle in Spirit there was nothing I could not accomplish with God for me. I always sought the best in people no matter what their poisonous “read-between-the-lines” statements or cruel intentions were. So Brave, courageous, fearless because I knew who’s wings I rode upon.
Something breaks as you go through life and you fight for it to be pieced together in your adult life. I can’t put my finger on it but life can get so Crazy. It is amazing how certain experiences in life can alter the lens or filter in which we view the world. And those filters make a significant impact on the decisions we make daily and how we handle the outcomes of our circumstances daily.
I recently became aware of how blurry my vision had become because of certain experiences in my own life. It is not until recently that I have been able to look the past in its face and say “You are POWERLESS over my future! Time to get the get a brand new pair of eye glasses!
I often have to look back to remember who I once was from time to time to remind myself of who I can be but BETTER. Fear tends to strangle me at times, but I am not going to give in anymore.
Note to FEAR… I have had it and its time to pack your bags because you are on a one way ticket out of here! HASTA LA VISTA BABY!!
Sure I still have anxiety struggles and sure there are times I still read between the lines where it isn’t necessary and make assumptions that are incorrect. And yes at times layers of my heart become calloused but its important that in recognition of this I surrender it to God. He is my hope, my provider, my deliverer, my defender, my help in time of need, my wisdom, my eyes, my heart. When I get knocked down I will stand back up. You know why because I am a daughter of the most High God and fear outside of the Fear of the Lord has no place in my heart. Un-forgiveness, bitterness, anger, jealousy etc has no place in our hearts folks.
I feel challenged today as I sit and ponder these thoughts.
The Joy of the Lord as my strength. Gratitude and blessings surround me and I take what has been placed in my care very seriously (i.e. family, job, relationships youth, service etc).
Will you search your heart and the conditions you find unfitting, will you surrender it to God? Will you fight for you? Will you surrender and allow God to take you to a new place in life? Are you ready to be obedient to the call? Are you ready to look your past, your fears and the things that bind you in the face and say, ” YOU HAVE NO POWER OVER ME AND MY FUTURE”?
Make some distance between you and your fears and struggles and gain some perspective then Conquer! LET_IT_GO! It is time for break-through!
I pray that you are encouraged that you in your own journey (whatever that my look like) are not alone. You are able to conquer and able to say to the mountains before you to move in the name of Jesus and I pray that gets into your spirit tonight.
I love Oswald Chambers and today I want to close with an excerpt from one of his devotionals on TOTAL SURRENDER from “My Upmost for His Highest”-
“True surrender will always go beyond natural devotion. If we will only give up, God will surrender Himself to embrace all those around us and will meet their needs, which were created by our surrender. Beware of stopping anywhere short of total surrender to God. Most of us have only a vision of what this really means, but have never truly experienced it.”