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There are not many words or ideas which I can utilize as a proper metaphor when describing a software developer. There are certainly some traits I see in many writers, designers, and creative minds which lead them to become great at creating software. …


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When Surrender Means Choosing

As we start to pull all the pieces together, we can begin to see how the many pieces of surrender all fill a need in the bigger puzzle. We start to see that what we thought was the end is really just the beginning. Our holding out on surrender is really delaying the blessings God has in store for each of us. The path forward towards a life of peace, towards our calling, towards the full-life God richly promised each of us, begins with surrender.

The path ahead is a tough one. We now know and are aware of the blessings which await us, if we so choose to fully surrender to God. The challenge is that we have yet to fully solidify the principles of what it means to surrender. It is seemingly much easier to close our eyes, put our fingers in our ears, and run the other way. …


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When Surrender Means Trusting

Surrender equals trust. Surrender means trusting God. I find that we believe we do this more than we actually do. Trusting God is really easy until He calls on you to act upon that trust. It is here where metaphorically, the rubber meets the road. Trust is the ingredient that makes doing, saying, going, and giving possible. Without trust, surrender does not happen. Why does God call us to do all of these things? He is teaching us, his children, how to trust Him.

Proving Ourselves Wrong

We believe we know what we need best. We trust our instincts over God’s perfect knowledge( Psalms 139:1–6). Why do we foolishly believe that we know our needs better than God? God does not think as we do, He simply knows. To prove ourselves wrong, we must simply look at who God is and who we are in relation to God. There is something which goes on when we shift our perspective to the realization that God knows way better than we ever could pretend to know. There is this honest realization that we really do not know what we thought we knew. It is as if we suddenly realize how great God is and how much we need him. …

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Craig Booker

Christ Follower, Lifelong Learner, writer @craigbooker, @_zerotodev , and @itechplus . INFJ-T

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