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The Beauty of Surrender

Noah Diaz September 16, 2020
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We as humans are naturally inclined not to surrender, avoiding it because we view surrender as cowardice. Our culture exalts the person who fights for their way and praises the person who follows their heart. But the Christian faith is counter-cultural and intertwined with surrender. Christ calls us to surrender everything that we are to the lord. We’re called to offer every desire, feeling, motivation, and action. Scripture tells us,

“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” – Galatians 2:20 ESV

We are saved by grace. But that very act of salvation cannot happen unless we surrender our hearts to God. As a new creation, we are to die to self and act as Christ would. I have given much thought and study to the concept of surrender, and these are some key points I have taken away. 


There is beauty in surrender.


The beauty of surrender is that we have complete freedom when we fully surrender to God. We have the freedom to walk in a relationship with God and obey him and choose his will for our lives. The freedom that sin long prevented. 


“For freedom, Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” – Galatians 5:1 ESV


There is freedom is surrender.


When we surrender, there is freedom in the knowledge that God is in control of our lives. The one that created the stars, moon, and sky has a beautiful plan for your life that will bring glory to him. The more we relinquish control of our lives, the more God will hold it securely. God, being king of all, would control our lives much better than us sinful, broken beings. 


“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” – Romans 8:28 ESV


Have you surrendered all to Christ? Have you found freedom in surrender? Have you found power in surrender? Have you found beauty in the surrender? 

About the Author

Noah Diaz

Noah Diaz is the 2021-2022 TeenPact Student Body Vice President. He hails from Indianapolis, Indiana. Read More