Chapter 25: “Remember To Surrender”
This chapter is about acknowledging that you can’t control EVERYTHING that happens in your life and that, in some cases, you have to let go of your control and trust that God will make it happen, whether it’s exactly as you picture it or if it’s what He’s planned for you.
Here are the selected quotes from the chapter:
“When we want something so, so badly and are working tirelessly to get it, if we don’t surrender, we end up pushing it away instead. There comes a point where we need to hand the job over to The Universe” (224).
I’m sure everyone has something that they REALLY want; whether it be a career, relationship, a car, etc. While it’s important to take action and work towards your goals and dreams, you DO HAVE TO trust that God will step in and take care of the rest. You CAN’T control every single aspect of your life; you have to have FAITH that it will happen and accept that whatever happens, happens. God has a plan for you; your life WILL work out according to His plan.
“It’s about releasing and trusting that if it’s in alignment with our life’s purpose, it will come back to us (or that something or someone even more perfect will come in its place” (225).
Whatever it is you desire in life, if it fits into God’s plan and purpose for you, it will happen in some way, shape, or form.
“We think that we need to try and take charge of the situation (fear based thinking) instead of having faith and gratitude and allowing The Universe to deliver (love based thinking)” (225).
If you’re anything like me, you have a take charge kind of personality. That’s all good and fine, but ALL OF US have to have faith, be grateful, and let God do His thing in our lives.
“Doubt is resistance, faith is surrender. Worry is resistance, joy is surrender. Control is resistance, allowing is surrender. Ridicule is resistance, believing is surrender” (227).
All of the positives in this quote (faith, joy, etc.) will make our lives better than all the negatives (doubt, worry, etc.); those are the things we should focus on to lead and live better lives.
I hope you enjoyed these quotes and my thoughts on them from this chapter. Remember to surrender in live, because it’s exactly what you need for your happy and healthy adventure. 🙂 ❤