Pursuing Authentic Christian Leadership, Day 12

Today’s reading draws from Joshua 5:14.

The Power of Surrender

As Joshua approached the biggest battle of his life, he encountered God, fell in worship before him, and surrendered his plans. That surrender led to a stunning victory at Jericho.

This is the paradox. Victory comes through surrender. Surrender doesn’t weaken you; it strengthens you. Surrendered to God, you don’t have to fear or surrender to anything else.

William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army, said, “The greatness of a man’s power is in the measure of his surrender.” Surrendered people are the ones God uses…So give it all to God; your past regrets, your present problems, your future ambitions, your fears, dreams, weaknesses, habits, hurts, and hang-ups. Put Jesus Christ in the driver’s seat of your life and take your hands off the steering wheel. Don’t be afraid; nothing under his control can ever be out of control. – Rick Warren

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