My Little Real Life Surrender Story
What does this mean and how the heck do you do it?
Ever heard the phrase “Let Go Let God”? That is what surrendering is. You basically:
STOP TRYING TO CONTROL EVERYTHING
This is what you say… “God, make things fall into place in a way that is great for me, that aligns with what is good for my soul. Then you truly just LET IT GO and LET God take care of it.
How do you know if you’ve surrendered?
You feel….. NO NEGATIVE EMOTION.
YOU ARE NOT WORRIED
YOU ARE NOT ATTACHED TO A CERTAIN OUTCOME FOR THE SITUATION
YOU ARE NOT TRYING TO CONTROL ANYTHING
YOU FEEL LIGHT AND GOOD
I have learned this with the big things a lot because I’ve been forced to. Everything for my kids and I’s future was dependent on it. For big questions like “Where will we live?” or “How will I pay for our rent?” So I really got that down, but for the little things sometimes I forget. But to do it with the little things too, Life is so joyous when you do because there is no disappointment in what comes about in life.
My Little REAL LIFE SURRENDER STORY
I work on Sundays from 9-2. My kiddos are off to their Dads on Sundays and my boyfriend and I get a few hours of much needed quality time together. I really cherish these times. Well, I got to work and I realized I forgot; I put myself ON CALL for the 2nd shift from 2-6. At first, I was bummed. Then I had an AHA moment! Just tell God… How ever the day comes out is the way that is BEST FOR ME, for MY SOUL, for what I want and then I aligned my thoughts and feelings with that!
I told my boyfriend what was happening. I worked my morning shift with PEACE knowing it’s all good whatever happens.
After my shift, it got busier. I asked my manager. “Do you want me to stay or go?” I was at peace with whatever she was going to say just knowing it’s all going to be great! She said stay until 3:30. My co-worker gave me one of her appointments so I made money and I would get to go home early still! I texted my boyfriend all happy and he said he just cleaned my car for me and he made plans to meet up with his friends at 3:00 and would meet up with me later. NOW, If I would have tried to control my day; the situation, I would have been REALLY bummed that I wasn’t going to get to spend time with him now that I was finally off… and for a split second, I will admit, I was. Then I realized what all just happened. I made double the money, got to get off work early, my car was clean, boyfriend getting some much needed guy time, I get to have some “me time” and we get to meet up later. I’m not upset or holding in any bad feelings like…. “He doesn’t want to see me… boo hoo poor me” I am actually inspired to write all this down (my me time) because I have been wanting to write (a book) FOREVER. I may go to the gym after this or do something else wonderful for ME <3 I’m happy. No stress, No guilt trips, no harbored feelings. We are all HAPPY! Thank you God!