Friday, January 28, 2011

Seize The Day

I believe God gives more to life than we realize.  I have learned a lot about what we miss in life by listening to people. The list of hard things can be so long, that life is missed.  At some point, all the things that could have been . . . all the accusations . . . all the hard things . . .  . . . will need to be surrendered in order to experience life.  Surrender is necessary to break through the obstacles and see what is on the other side.
Surrender often comes when we do not know what to think . . . say . . . do . . . imagine . . . or even pray.  Surrender is necessary to see more to life, to get rid of the toxic thoughts, emotions, and feelings.  Surrender allows us to seize the day and live to the fullest. Surrender takes us to the new things God has for us.  
Forget the former things, do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up, do you not perceive it?
(Isaiah 43:18-19).

Surrender means we need to let it go . . . forget it . . . not dwelling on what was but what will be. It seems impossible when we are entrenched in the hard stuff of life, but, surrender changes how we live.  God will do a new thing.  I have experienced it in my own life and walked through it with others.
I don't know the details of the future, but I know there will be a new thing in our life when we surrender what does not belong.  Rather than taking matters into your own hands, give it to God.  Surrender.  Position yourself for a new thing. Look for it. Seize the day, or as my friend says, carpe diem.
Learning to Kickstart the day surrendering . . . ready for a new thing . . . seizing the day,

(written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2011 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)