Radical Submission

I have been working on our submission to God. This is something I have practiced off and one throughout my journey with God. It has brought about the question of what does submission to God mean and second why do it?

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6

To me submission to God means we give him, offer him everything we have. All of it. I give him my finances. I give him my house. I give him my body. I give him my skills. I give him my relationships. I give him my family. I give him all that I have now. All that I will have in the future. I give him my hopes, dreams, desires. It is my offering to my Heavenly Father. I do no do this perfectly but God has been faithful in showing me the areas I am struggling to submit something to him.

This is something I have to practice. For it does not come naturally. Rather my natural tendency is to hold on to things. To say to God this is mine. But nothing is truly mine. The things I have are because God gave me them to begin with. Nothing is ever mine. I am just the care taker.

The next question that comes is why practice this? Why submit everything to God. If I go out and work my ass off to make money why do I have to submit it to God? We all think this way. But the thing is, the truth is, I have lived my life not surrendering things to God and it is just empty. I am constantly looking for the next thing to make me feel fulfilled. I am constantly striving. I am constantly hungering. But when I submit everything to God, he never disappoints me. I feel fulfilled. I feel satisfied. I feel alive.

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