The Power of Surrender

Image may contain: textI know I’m not supposed to tell people this, but one of the many passwords I have is “Have Faith.” It’s a reminder throughout the day that whatever concern is on my heart, everything is going to be okay.

I wasn’t always someone who had faith. Despite constant reminders that there was something bigger than me at work in my life, I just kept puttering along, convinced that I was large and in charge.

I worried about everything. Big things. Little things. You name it, I worried. Not a great way to go through the day.

I’m not sure when the switch flipped for me. We changed churches several months ago and that had a pretty profound impact on my world view.

All around me I saw people who were joyful and who were really invested in their community. It helped strengthen my spirit and really and truly brought me peace.

The idea of surrender was a new one to me. Surrender, the way I used to see it was giving up. And to an extent it is. It’s saying that you don’t have everything figured out. And that’s okay.

It became a reality when a job opportunity that, frankly, we needed came out of nowhere for my husband. Truly out of the blue. He hadn’t heard about it and therefore, hadn’t applied for it. Somebody knew him and new the people hiring and made something happen.

If you are clear in where you want to go in life but not sure what the map to get their looks like, surrender, letting go and having faith is a good plan.

That doesn’t mean you don’t take action or sit around waiting for something to happen. Or that Glinda is going to wave her magic wand for you. It means knowing that you are being guided on your path by something bigger than you. It takes the pressure off of you having to figure out the minutia and letting things unfold.

Writing this is putting myself out there in a way I never thought I would. It’s a little scary but I feel like it’s something that needs to be said.

We all need a reminder that we are not in it, nor do we have to do it, alone. When I forget, I’m reminded multiple times a day to “Have Faith.” Just typing that brings me comfort. #HappyFix #SelfCare