Surrendering to the Sovereign by Julie Timms
The last few months, I have heard God gently whispering for me to surrender. Never have I thought of myself as a control freak or realized that I was fighting God for control. When I was twenty two years old I surrendered my life to Christ. Two months later, I left everything behind to follow him with my husband and our young son.
The small whispers began with seeds planted by my dear friend Stacy. Her sharing the story of trusting God completely and leaving worry behind really inspired me. Of course, it inspired me but I wasn’t acting on it until God called me loudly.
Two months ago, I made the decision to surrender to God’s calling and follow him with abandon in his will for my life. No more trying to be in control, but completely surrendering to his will for my life. He called my family to leave everything once again and follow him.
After hearing Stacy’s stories of God’s provision, I remembered to look back on my own life and see that God has always provided for me. I decided to be positive, focus on God and let the rest just happen even if the world was whispering;
“ you’re crazy”’
“it doesn’t make sense”
“ you’ll fail”
‘’we don’t like this and don’t want you to go’’
Even fellow believers were discouraging and that was really hard. I decided to not worry about what anyone else thinks and just focus on what God thinks and then things started to happen.
We have had all of our moving expenses provided for completely. We got two unexpected amounts of money that paid for our move. Then my new boss called that his dad's renters moved out and we could rent that house. Even better, the house is exactly what we wanted for the exact price.
I love when we do something that we should do and God blesses us. We should surrender in every circumstance and expect nothing in return. The fact that God chooses to bless us is always amazing to me.
Surrendering can be hard at first until you realize it is so much easier to let God be in control. I feel so much peace and happiness now that I have let go.
When you read this blog, I will be on the road to God’s new adventure for me. I cannot wait to share all that happens with you as I go through this journey of faith.
Blessed are those you choose and bring near to live in your courts! We are filled with the good things of your house, of your holy temple. Psalm 65:4
About the Author: Julie Timms
Julie has been married for seventeen years to the world’s most patient husband. Homeschooling mom of a tween daughter and teen son. She blogs at Just Jules a autobiographic, candid look into her life while sharing God’s glorious triumphs and miracles for their family. Proud organ donation recipient’s wife and working tirelessly to give back to the organ donation community and share their story. She tweets @Julesmpg talking about NKOTB, Pro Cycling and her beloved Packers and sharing her fitness journey while trying to lose 100 lbs. Never a dull moment with Just Jules.