Surrendering to God (It All Started at Rubio's)
Well not all of it. The part where I’ve always loved writing and secretly longed to be an author didn’t start at Rubios. No, that part had been born at least 30 years prior in elementary school. But it wasn’t until the Spring of 2018 that I gave those desires a voice again. It was in conversation with my husband over fish tacos and after an incredibly hard season in our lives, that I felt God saying…Clearly I can do anything, right? I’ve proven that when I didn’t have to - Trust me with YOU too. SURRENDER.
Since that sunset dinner at Rubios - which turned out to be one of the most romantic nights of my life - I’ve made it my mission to stop running. Stop fighting God in His loving attempts to develop a life that’s a little bit closer to the way He intended that I use it.
Among other things, that’s meant pursuing some dreams that God planted within my heart a long time ago - only now understanding how to use them for His glory and not my own. It’s also meant relearning that every day, because getting off the throne is HARD.
If you’re like me there are any number of reasons you’ve avoided surrender. Maybe you think you’ve put too much effort into a certain area of your life…sunk too much equity (the sweat kind or the money kind) into your current path to turn back now…Maybe you think you’re just too old to learn the skills necessary to turn a corner. Maybe the toxic thought patterns of this world has got you in knots. Maybe you’re not even sure that this God can be trusted. Heck maybe you’re not even sure it’s HIS voice telling you to move forward and not your own. Whatever the case, God calls us to work out our salvation. So let’s do that in community - let’s unpack it all together. Prayerfully.
It’s only in seeking to know God better, that we begin to even slightly understand ourselves. THE CREATOR comes first, middle, and last.
My hope is to encourage us both to seek Him at all times.
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” - John 10:10