Does the area cause anxiety, fear, and even frustration?
If this area causes you to sin,
if it causes you to worry and wonder, often times consuming your mind and thoughts,
if you are afraid that if it doesn’t change or go a certain way, the way you think it should,
it is probably not surrendered.
Does this area frustrate you, cause you to become angry and sin?
Do you hold on to it so tightly because you just “know” how it is supposed to be?
(Why don’t others see it?!)
Are you so sure that you know exactly the truth in this situation?
Do you know better that your sovereign God Who apparently has ordained this for you?
“Not my will but Thine be done”?
It is one thing to say we are fully surrendered to God and His will. Actually it is very easy to say it and even really believe we are in our hearts.
But you know what, sometimes God comes along and says
Should we wonder then, when a little ways down the road, we find ourselves frustrated, afraid or even angry when something is not going our way?
Could He be purifying our hearts?
Take some time to reflect. What areas in your life are upsetting peace and rest in your heart?
Aren’t you weary of holding on so tightly?
Be courageous; let it go, surrender it entirely into the Almighty’s hands.
(Be still my soul by Katharina von Schlegel)
Can you leave to thy God to order and provide?