By: Vernica Williams
Give up is a scary phrase, isn’t it? Actually, it brings up detrimental experiences and narratives in my thoughts simply saying the phrase. For me, mentally and typically psychologically it provokes an inside combat with the automated thought that come speeding in. It jogs my memory of the instances I gave up my physique, my thoughts, and my opinions to a person, solely to lead to extra inside damage and confusion.
Merriam-Webster doesn’t make the phrase give up straightforward to digest, (verb)-“to yield to the
energy, management, or possession of one other upon compulsion or demand.” and (noun)- ”the motion of yielding one’s individual or giving up the possession of one thing, particularly into the ability of one other.”
So naturally, it is smart once we learn scriptures resembling, “ I’ve been crucified with
Christ. It’s now not I who dwell, however Christ who lives in me. And the life I now dwell within the flesh I dwell by religion within the Son of God, who liked me and gave himself for me.”~ Gal 2:20 ESV, or “And he stated to all, “If anybody would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross each day and comply with me.” ~Luke 9:23 ESV, and “For whoever would save his life will lose it, however whoever loses his life for my sake will discover it.” ~Matt 16:25 ESV; we really feel the depth of what Paul and Jesus spoke. It’s a onerous tablet to swallow.
You’re the proof that there’s therapeutic by give up! Once you give up over your concern provision comes,” Concern not, for I’m with you; be not dismayed, for I’m your God; I’ll strengthen you, I’ll make it easier to, I’ll uphold you with my righteous proper hand.” Isaiah 41:10. Once you place confidence in His guarantees low self-worth is traded in for confidence, “God is just not man, that he ought to lie, or a son of man, that he ought to change his thoughts. Has He stated, and can He not do it? Or has He spoken, and can He not fulfill it?”~ Numbers 23:19. Giving up possession of fear and anxiousness brings peace, “Solid all of your anxiousness on him as a result of He cares for you.” ~ 1Peter 5:7.
God doesn’t suppose because the world thinks. Daughter, you’ve got the thoughts of Christ. You will need to
give up the methods and the definitions of this world to the methods and knowledge of God! I exhort
you to go in prayer each day based on Romans 12:1-2, “in view of God’s mercy, to supply your our bodies as a residing sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—that is your true and correct worship. Don’t conform to the sample of this world however be remodeled by the renewing of your thoughts. Then it is possible for you to to check and approve what God’s will is His good, pleasing, and excellent will.” I can be doing the identical with you. We don’t have time to not obtain the therapeutic our Father guarantees us. I’m a witness that you’ll expertise therapeutic once you give up to God what He already stated in His phrase and what the Holy Spirit is prompting you to yield management to God even now.
By the authority of the Holy Spirit, I pray you’ll ask God that can assist you give up so you possibly can encounter the liberty and therapeutic that comes from obedience and each day give up. Amen.