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God has a will for our lives when we surrender all to Him

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Do you know God has a will for our lives? Yes, it's really true. He has a will for our lives when we surrender all to Him. So when we make a decision to surrender all we have -- to surrender our will to Him, then God honors that. Only we know what that means though. Only we know what's in our lives that God has been dealing with us on. Only we know that person, place, or thing we need to lose in order to find ourselves. That something stays with us until we surrender -- until we really give it to God -- until we can really let Him have our right to "own" it. We give it to Him to own it. When we give that up then God will take it over and He will be the one who will take care of it on our behalf. 

There are some things in life that are just too big for us. There are some things that are just too huge for us to take on. So why not just surrender it? Why not just give it to God? Listen, if we're tempted by anything; if we're tempted to do anything that we know will not do us any good, then we can say to God, "God help me in this area, help me, I can't do it alone, I need you God, and I need your help." That's what surrendering to the Lord looks like. Is it easy? No, it really isn't, yet that doesn't mean we can't overcome challenges in our lives. That doesn't mean to can't live a full life of surrender and that doesn't mean we have to have everything we want. We don't have to have everything, because don't you know, everything isn't good for us? 

The bottom line is this: God wants us to trust Him, because He is willing to guide and lead us into the abundance and greatness that awaits us. Do you believe that? I believe it. Isaiah 41:10 says, "fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." YesIt's all about trusting God with no strings attached, because God has a will for our lives when we surrender all to Him. 
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