Give Up.

On the eve of a new year, we often take time to reflect on the year past. I’m already over New Year’s Resolutions and the empty commitments to change. However, I do have one question…

What are you willing to give up?

Anything? Nothing? Too much or too little?

It’s easy to sing “I’m giving it all away” or “I surrender all” but are we really? Or do we cling to our paychecks and platitudes?

What if God is asking us to let go of our workout routine?
What if I need to give up on trying to control my kids?
Let go of having all our needs met by our own hard work.
Give up having the job we feel we deserve.

Have we made a life of following Jesus into a falsity of “playing house?”

Honestly…would I change my kids school…break up with a friend…stop dressing to be noticed…quit drinking even though it’s only social…let others off the hook for making me happy…find my comfort internally rather than in your surroundings…stick to my convictions…

What does Jesus want from you this New Year?

Give up and see what happens.

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