“Peter began to say to Him, ’See, we have left all and followed You’” —Mark 10:28
March 12, 2012
Sorry for the long title but it makes sense as I go through with what I learned today.
I learned today that surrendering to God is not for my benefit and I am not talking about financial gain, happier life… but even down to my salvation, my deliverance from sin and from being holy. When a total surrender happens in real war, they don’t do it for personal benefit because they were at war in the first place for that (whether its individually or seeing a country as a whole). Surrendering myself to God should have only one focus, it is for the complete benefit of God. Surrendering my life for personal gain is selfish and it is not true surrender. I guess in a way, selfishness and worry comes from that too if I give up my life to God so that I may be blessed. God being who He is should be enough for me to give up my life to Him and that whatever happens in my life now that I am His’ should be accepted no matter what (look at Job’s life). God being the Father, I should be able to trust Him that He will use my life to His bidding which is more for the best of His Kingdom rather than what is best for my personal interests.