Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up. – James 4:10.
“We don’t give up; instead, we give it up to God. In entrusting ourselves to His care, we embrace total surrender. From this stance of surrender, we gain the strength to resist controlling forces and negative influences. It becomes easier to establish healthy boundaries, refusing to allow compromises to infiltrate our lives. Amid inner turmoil, we find our surrender is not to despair but to hope; not to fear, but to faith; not to defeat, but to victory. Above all, we choose to yield not to the flesh, but to the Spirit.
Consider the story of a woman who faced the temptation of adultery. What began as a harmless conversation quickly escalated to a hug, a touch, then a kiss. At that moment, she saw herself giving in and surrendering to something that would ultimately destroy her. In that critical moment, she surrendered to God instead, empowering her to walk away. Similarly, when we encounter challenging situations, it’s important to surrender to God. This helps us avoid being overwhelmed by negative thoughts or external pressures.
Giving up is never the answer. Our victory lies in the power of God. When we lift our hands, it is not a gesture of defeat, but one of praise and surrender to His will. In His power, we walk in freedom, from glory to glory!