FMF – “surrender”

It’s a glorious Five Minute Friday!

Today’s word is: “surrender”.

This word has a lot of baggage attached to it. A crusade hymn. A white flag during a battle. It can be both a noun and a verb.

But the idea we often forget about is the reason it’s needed. You only need surrender when there has been fighting previously. Spiritual or physical, it doesn’t matter.

Surrender can only happen when the fighting stops.

To surrender, you must quit.

No more manipulating and checking boxes and “trying” and hoping and just working a bit harder to make it happen.

Surrender means “hands up, you win.” The obvious person to win is obviously not ourselves. I must give up to the Person I’ve been fighting against. I don’t always boil down my own actions to realize just Who I’ve been fighting against with my beliefs or thoughts or actions. But it’s worth the time.

Today’s been rough over here and it’s only been me and the dog.

Rich Mullins words popped in my head: Surrender don’t come natural to me. I’d rather fight you for something I don’t really want, than take what you give that I need.

In the end, you must simply act. Hands open. Put down the shattered pieces… as well as the super glue and surrender.

…and time’s up.




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  1. Love your ending Ruth! Unfortunately, in my case, I’m usually fighting me! I’m trying to learn to have the self-criticizing me surrender the the child of God me. It’s taking a lot of prayer, God’s guidance and I’m pretty sure a lot of super glue! Your #fmf neighbor, Cindy


    1. Girl. Isn’t it always ourselves??! I try to do it all myself. Hogging the pieces and gooping glue everywhere. Somehow, I forget that it never works for long. #solidaritysister


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