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How do I get to the point of complete surrender to God’s will?


“I have heard you,” replied Jeremiah the prophet. “I will certainly pray to the Lord your God as you have requested; I will tell you everything the Lord says and will keep nothing back from you.”
Then they said to Jeremiah, “May the Lord be a true and faithful witness against us if we do not act in accordance with everything the Lord your God sends you to tell us. Whether it is favorable or unfavorable, we will obey the Lord our God, to whom we are sending you, so that it will go well with us, for we will obey the Lord our God.”  Jeremiah 42:4-6
            This is a tough place to get to for most people.  Complete surrender to God and a complete resignation of your will is difficult.
            For the Israelites during the time of Jeremiah, they got to that point after constant setbacks and hardships.  Over and over they faced attacks and invasions from the enemy because of their disobedience and thinking “they knew best.”  Eventually surrender came after relentless beatings.  However, even after this surrender, they continued to sin.
            Complete surrender happens when you realize two things:
1.      The will of God will be done no matter what you say.
2.      Your will always fails if it opposes God’s.
Once you acknowledge that and give in to God’s will, you will see victory because HIS will is being done.  We have to be willing to follow God’s will whether its favorable or unfavorable, whether it “makes sense” or it doesn’t make sense, whether it's for our good or not.
God’s will happens anyway.  Give in, surrender, step aside and enjoy the mysterious, befuddling, crazy, wonderful victories of God.