When live in surrender to God, He unlocks the talent which is imprisoned in our own will. The battle between our way and God’s will is a battle we are fighting only against ourselves! I did it for years. I was deceived by the promises of the world. My greatest faith was in myself, my wealth and those around me. My relationship with God was in name only. I spent very little time alone with God learning to know Him and thus, learning to hear Him guide me. I was afraid of what I’d hear Him say; afraid His will would be boring and miserable. Oh, how poorly I misjudged God!

His love turned my heart around. I experienced His immense goodness. I began to pursue Him more passionately than I’d ever pursued money, education, career or love. As I got to know Him, I longed to know His will. His Word became my guide. My heart began to know His will. He began to manifest Himself through the talents He’d created within me. You’re reading His work right now! The music He’s written through me still humbles me when I hear it.

Everything good or brilliant I do–comes from Him!

The Bible says: “Submit to God and be at peace with him; in this way prosperity will come to you. Accept instruction from his mouth and lay up his words in your heart…then the Almighty will be your gold, the choicest silver for you. Surely then you will find delight in the Almighty and will lift up your face to God. You will pray to him, and he will hear you, and you will fulfill your vows. What you decide on will be done, and light will shine on your ways.” (Job 22:21-22, 25-28)

When God becomes what is most precious to us, we find the delightful life He intends for us. We possess divine purpose which never suffers defeat. Our surrender to God makes us transparent so that the world can see Him. When God utilizes the talent He placed within us–we shine brighter than a star–and we light up the dark world!

From the book, “Essential Faith” Volume 2 available on Amazon by clicking HERE .

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