Valerie Jones

{Live with Purpose. Lead with Passion.}

I am a blogger, worship leader, and speaker who helps worship leaders and team members connect with purpose and passion in life and leadership by offering encouragement, community, and practical resources so that they can thrive in life and leadership, both on and off the platform.

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{Five Minute Friday | Surrender}

It's Five Minute Friday. That means unplanned, unedited, straight-from-the-heart-to-the-paper writing. Yep, you just write whatever comes out based on a word you're given. If you have five minutes, you should give it a try!  Find out how here.

This week the prompt is {SURRENDER}.

Ready? GO.

This one is hard, isn't it?

Surrender implies trust. It means handing over control. It requires living my life with open hands. It's submission and obedience. It means when God asks something of me the answer is always yes.

Sometimes, I reason myself right out of a place of surrender. My eyes get fixed on the tangible. You know what I mean right? The impossible circumstance is screaming, the situation is proving too much of a challenge. And sometimes, I find myself asking "what's the reasonable thing for me to do here?" instead of saying "God, what do you want to do here?"  Yeah, I have to keep my eyes on Him. I don't ever want to lose sight of Jesus.

I want to be the kind of girl who surrenders my heart, my mind, my life completely into the hands of the God of Universe, believing that He is who He says He is, and having faith that He can and will do what He says.

Because, well, He is. And, He does.

Be encouraged today. If you know Him, rest in the truth that He is perfectly trustworthy and perfectly faithful.