I bet you’ve prayed a sincere prayer of submission to God at some point that went something like this….
“Lord, I give you my entire life. Do whatever You want.”
But chances are, when you prayed that, you already had some kind of idea of what that “surrender” would require… you sort of thought you knew what He would ask of you (or not ask of you). Right?
What if our “mind picture” was totally wrong? What if He asks us to let go something that would completely alter our lives forever? Can He do that? Is He allowed? Is He really in charge? Even if it meant that other people, even Christians, would wonder about us?
It’s hard to admit, but we usually have limits and some sort of mind picture when we “surrender,” but He is a much better artist. As a matter of fact, He’s even created the canvas and the paint. We have to let Him paint the picture. We’re just the brush… or as Mother Teresa said, “I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world.”
If I refuse to let Him do the deciding then someone is going to miss His love letter!