I’ve been thinking about how much I have to/want to do on a daily basis.
There’s so much to do. Way too much to do. But so little time.
I try to make it work each day. Some days it works, most days it doesn’t.
So I finally come to this conclusion – I give up.
Giving up may seem like weakness to an average human being, but it’s far from that. For a Jesus lover and follower, giving up is what’s required. It’s sacrifice. Giving up is realizing, I just can’t do this without Him. It’s putting things on the altar as an intentional act of faith. Just like Abraham. Did he really want to give up his beloved son? No. But did he understand that obedience and faith in His Heavenly Father was worthy of his life and his son’s? Yes.
I sit here and remember Someone greater than Abraham. He’s the answer to all life’s questions and to my mind’s continued wondering. To sweetly worship Him because of who He is and what He’s done is all that I need to do.
I will extol You, my God, O King,
And I will bless Your name forever and ever.
Every day I will bless You,
And I will praise Your name forever and ever.
Great is the Lord, and highly to be praised,
And His greatness is unsearchable.
One generation shall praise Your works to another,
And shall declare Your mighty acts.
On the glorious splendor of Your majesty
And on Your wonderful works, I will meditate.
Men shall speak of the power of Your awesome acts,
And I will tell of Your greatness.
They shall eagerly utter the memory of Your abundant goodness
And will shout joyfully of Your righteousness.
It all comes back to Him.
He has sustained me through the years of my existence here. He has allowed me to stand. Because without Him I can’t. I am reassured of His love when I see His faithfulness. His love for me is undeniable.
Can He say the same when He looks at me?
I’ve been fighting all this while to figure things out for Him. But that doesn’t get any of us anywhere ever. I have one responsibility – to surrender. The least I could do to tell Him I love Him is to give my life to Him. To wholly and completely give my life to Him. Because in the end, all that I give up, will bring me great return. The little life I let go of brings glory to His name. And what more do I want?
Today, I give up. I understand and I choose to give my life to the One who gave His life for me. In the little things and the big things, He deserves all that I am.
What will you give up today?