Surrender: Is it about gaining God by letting go, or about losing who you are now?

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This article is about surrendering. The only true form of surrender is spiritual surrendering.

A number of other types of surrender are looked at here, but in the end all of these always remain a part of the greater plan of God's. They were never mankind's plans alone.

Who do we need to surrender to anyway?

How important is surrendering to God's will for our life?

Is it the same as trusting him completely? Should our will be the same as God's will? Should we even have our own will, or should we always subjugate it to God's will?

All of our life's problems are caused by separation, not trusting, and not surrendering to what is, or in other words by our not surrendering ourselves to God's will for our life.

Is this always completely true though?

Will is related to love and trust is related to consciousness as much as it is linked also to the innate understanding that comes from allowing knowledge to become known from grasping at the love within it with both hands.

When you live entirely from such love you will start then seeing that all is God and that nothing can happen unless God oks it to happen.

Surrender then is simply acceptance of God's will for you, and for your life.

Surrender though is not really about giving yourself up.

It is more about your being yourself within God as he created you to be for him within God.

This is about your not trying to live completely alone and separated from God, and so outside of him in your own mind.

No, you must live for God in your heart of love, beating at the same time in his heart with him in unison as you two then become one, so that then also in all that you do, you will do it then also always also for God.

Sin and surrender

“For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.”

Jesus Christ was recorded as saying this in Saint John's gospel, chapter 12, verse 49.

Is what he is saying here, about the surrendering of his own will to follow only his father's will instead?

This would mean indirectly that Jesus had a separate will to God.

The will of God is served in all people when they subvert their own will to him.

This is being one with God.

We all have our own will, but when we give up following God's will in us, and try to stand, and operate as ourselves alone, we thereby then separate ourselves from God, and this is what God calls sin.

Does military surrender have a role to play here though?

Military surrender is not about individual surrendering.

It is more a piecemeal surrendering of a country that allows the greater force to win. Might is might not from this surrendering though, but from all of this being a part of God's overall plan for mankind.

We should always surrender then as part of a greater plan, and not ever just for ourselves, or for our own reasons.

When is surrendering not really surrender?

"God grant you the strength to fight off the temptations of surrender."

This quote is from the American businessman, and publishing magnate, Walter Annenberg, (1908 to 2002).

Is this true what he said here though in the context of my article?

We should never fight off spiritually surrendering to something greater than ourselves, but he is meaning more here just to never give up keeping going.

In other words, do not let things that act against you finish you off.

Surrender to no man, surrender only to God.

We can surrender to a situation though. All experiences come to us from God with love embedded within them somewhere. We need to surrender fully to a situation in order to find the love in it, and to learn something extra about truth from its lesson.

Surrendering to a situation or to a circumstance then is really a matter of loving it, or of finding the love in the circumstance.

Find the love, and it will lead you to the humble acceptance of surrender, and to the understanding that only love can give to you about that particular situation. Without love, your understanding is always incomplete.

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Acceptance, Personal Development, Self-Growth, Spiritual Surrender, Surrender

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I have been interested in the spiritual fields for over thirty five years now. My writing is mostly in this area.

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author avatar Lady Aiyannna
28th Aug 2014 (#)

Surrender to me is stepping back when you know its a losing battle and waiting for the opportune time to come back and win it. Its not about pursuing what you want because you have to but because it is the only way you create goals in life.
I always say to the One Above, my life is in your hands, do what you have to do and create my life's pathway, it has never failed me although I have gone through life's adversities. I am more myself now that I have every been in my lifetime....
You never let go of who you are when you are with God but on the contrary gain entry into the revelation of the real you....

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author avatar spirited
28th Aug 2014 (#)

thanks Lady Aiyannna.

By surrendering to who you really are, you find God in you being you.

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author avatar C.D. Moore
28th Aug 2014 (#)

Letting go and letting go. the never ending process.Thanks for this .Spirited

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author avatar spirited
28th Aug 2014 (#)

Thanks C.D. Moore, when we let go of it all we will live completely for God within God.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
28th Aug 2014 (#)

wow you certainly wandered far and near here! let go, let God happen...always our choice...blessings spirited...

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author avatar spirited
28th Aug 2014 (#)

thanks Carolina,

I was skating on the thin ice of the paradox between us actually being God in a way, whilst also being us being ourselves for God in God.

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author avatar Helen Thomas
29th Aug 2014 (#)

Thanks for sharing this lovely article ~ Spirited. I think perhaps an accurate description of what surrender looks like ~ and what its results are ~ may be found in John 15:7 ~ where Jesus says ~ "If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you."

May God richly bless you.

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