Our moment of victory comes when we decide to give away our lives. When we make the conscious decision to quit trying to run our own lives and allow God to have control, we win.
The wisdom of God usually confounds man's intellect. In fact, some of the greatest Truths in the Bible are paradoxical. Giving away things does not seem like the best way to receive blessing. And it does not seem right to show mercy and kindness toward those who do wrong to us. But these are actions believers are encouraged to take, as God promises blessings to those who do them.
However, one of the most difficult Biblical Truths to understand is this: to truly take back your life, you must surrender it to God. In order for us to live in freedom, free from bondage to sin and the enemy, we must make ourselves subject to Him.
Jesus' moment of victory came when He surrendered His life on the cross. When Jesus committed His Spirit into God's hands, He relinquished control and let God work the most amazing triumph in the history of mankind. No longer would people have to pay the appropriate penalty for their sins. Suddenly, there was forgiveness for all who would receive it through Jesus' death and resurrection.
Our moment of victory comes when we decide to give away our lives. When we make the conscious decision to quit trying to run our own lives and allow God to have control, we win. Our cry of weakness is actually our greatest moment of strength. It is the point where we stop trying to be good Christians and start allowing the Holy Spirit to finish the transforming work that remains in our hearts.
Surrendering to God does not mean you are weak. On the contrary, it means you are a person who knows where your greatest strength lies.
Prayer: Lord, make Your Truth real in my life today and help me to understand the power that comes when I surrender fully to You. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever" (Hebrews 13:8).