As Christians, we hear much about the surrendered life. But what exactly does it mean to surrender?
The surrendered life is the act of giving back to God the life He gave you. It’s relinquishing control, rights, power, comfort, or anything that would keep God from having first place in our lives. In essence, it’s totally placing our lives in His hands, to do with us as He pleases.
Jesus lived a surrendered life. He said things like “I seek not my own glory.” “I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things…for I do always those things that please him.”
In other words, Jesus never did anything on His own. He made no moves or spoke no words without being instructed by His Father. He was our perfect example of how we should live a life of surrender.
”For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.” – John 6:38 (NKJV)