Being Submitted

Being submitted is yielding to the will or authority of another. That is not very popular in these days of independent thinking. There is just something innately in our flesh that resists submission, as if they win and we lose. It is however, the core of our faith in God through His son Jesus Christ. Submitting is about accepting and acknowledging where you are powerless and trusting God to take over.  

"Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding" Proverbs 3:5.

Most of us have difficulty trusting and submitting at some point or in some area of our life. Even though we know..."He who trusts in himself is a fool. . ." Proverbs 28:26. Being submitted to God is a process, a process of surrendering our own will to that of God's. For years I struggled with submitting to God's call for me to write. Then I discovered the wonderful world of blogging.

When God first called me to write I laughed like Sarah did when God said she would have a son in her old age. I also lacked the faith to believe God could make possible the impossible. My response was "I can't write." Not "may your will be done." I didn't understand...

"God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen.” I Corinthians 1:27-28

This foolish, weak thing, finally surrendered to the call and still every day is a struggle. A struggle to submit to God's will and not my own thoughts, insecurities, and plans. I planned to follow an outline and try to write everyday. Yep...I got nothing.

The main theme God has been speaking to me through out this journey is learning about control. About God being in control and I am not. If I was talented enough to write and physically able I would just go on in my own abilities. God has me in a position of being completely submitted to Him.

So, I don't know where this journey is going to take me. I will share what He is teaching me, when He is teaching me...or correcting me...and trust in His perfect timing. For I have learned that I do not have the ability or power to overcome my weaknesses.

Only Our Heavenly Father has the power to make the impossible possible. If I was able to do anything in my ability I would be able say it was by "my power" and "my talent" and "my strength"... not Christ in me the hope of Glory!
I have created this blog to share the lessons I have learned on the heart. I am not writing to make money or because I am witty and have any grand adventures to share. I am not writing because I enjoy writing, which I don't; nor because I am good at it, which I am not. I flunked several English classes because I neither understood grammar or cared to learn about it. I am writing out of submission.

I try to blog and share when I have the strength. I write two blogs: This is my Journey and Journey of the Heart. I contribute on HeartCry, Recipes and For a Brighter Day.  I would love to have you travel along with me by joining Networked Blogs or Google. I need the prayers and support of my friends. I am so blessed by the friends who have already joined.

I cherish the encouragement that has been given through the comments. I am strengthened by the prayers of my wonderful circle of friends. They are the Joshua and Aaron holding my arms up. May God richly bless you my dear friends!

4 Response to "Being Submitted"

  1. Jessica M says:
    January 28, 2011 at 8:03 AM

    So true. Everything in our culture shrinks away from the notion of submission. We think it's a sign of weakness. In all honesty I have never been stronger than when I have submitted all authority to God, trusting in Him fully. It's a deeply liberating process, one that breaks the chains that binds us to our own illusions and attachments as we lose ourselves and find ourselves in Him.

  2. Preston Pittman says:
    January 28, 2011 at 8:18 AM

    Seldom do we get to say to someone, "you've really lost control... and we are so blessed by it"! lol

    Certainly, your writings have control of our hearts, and our thoughts... they have mine, anyway. And I am sure it is because so often, your pen is under God's control. It is obvious, and... we are blessed by it.

    I use to think I knew where I was going, from day to day, and long range too. It was of great concern that I stay focused on it... though it rarely turned out the way I planned.

    Once saved, I began to see I have no idea where God will lead me... and I don't really care... hehe.

    Thanks for your obedience... once again, Bren!

    Wonderful. Love ya.

  3. teralmc says:
    February 5, 2011 at 1:22 AM

    Brenda, the Lord has shown me lately that I do not fully understand submission because there is so much of my life that I have not submitted. As I learn to submit I grow and I am blessed by the words thst He has given you to write. You are truly a dear and faithful sister in Christ.

  4. Brenda Dawson says:
    February 5, 2011 at 11:21 AM

    Teral, Thank you. I am so blessed and encouraged by your comments. You are truly a dear and faithful sister in Christ. I am learning right along with you. That is why I am being lead to write on these subjects. Isn't it amazing the level of friendship you can make online. Some people might don't really know that person, but I believe you actually get to know them better. You get to know their hearts without all the "stuff" getting in the way. It has been a blessing and an honor to get to know you my friend.

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