33 For He is not a God of confusion and disorder but of peace and order. As [is the practice] in all the churches of God’s people1 Corinthians 14:33 Bible (AMP)
32 And you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free John 8:32 (AMP)
“Surrender . . .sacrificing my life or suffering in order to change what needs to be changed”
“It is what it is”, “You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear”, “if it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, flies like a duck – its a duck”.
Yes, these sayings are overused and somewhat annoying. However, there is truth behind each cliche mentioned. How many times have we tried to “rationalize” our thoughts or behaviors and not accepted reality for what a person is, a situation is, etc? Realizing truth is a simple and uncomplicated act. Hard to do, mind you – but simple. Its only when we complicate things by : doing what we want to do instead of doing God’s will/doing the “right thing, wanting to build someone, a relationship, a job up instead of accepting “truth” that life becomes messy.
So, how do we keep ourselves grounded in God’s will for our lives? Difficult to do at times when we “want what we want”. However, communication with Him through bible study and prayer can aid in getting a “reality check”. From past experience, if I do these things regularly; something inside me tells me when situations, people aren’t truly what I think they are or want them to be.
Father God – Thank you so much that you never steer us (Your Children) wrong. Help us to find the truth, hold on to it and use it to make wise decisions about what to “hang on” to and what to “let go”. Encourage us to not think about what’s lost but what we will be gaining up ahead, through Your power and love. Amen.