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“Give In” or “Step In”

(#227 from Suffer Well Devotional Series©)

How many times do you think I have heard these words while My children are in prayer? “I give in!” Usually, this sort of announcement comes after much inner struggle and suffering in the hearts of My loved ones. You come to the place where you realize that all you may have dreamed of, hoped in, and longed for may not be according to My will, and now it's time to let go. I have been teaching you about My patterns for quite some time now, and it is in those moments of “surrender” you would do best to remember what I have taught you. Your very prayers tell Me whether or not you have learned and adapted to My patterns, the patterns I reveal to those who “ask, seek and knock.” (Luke 11:9) And let Me remind you; understanding these patterns insures your success in navigating a life surrendered to My will. Think of them as “blueprints for your life.”

Tell Me child, of all that you have learned from and about Me; is it really “giving in” that you are doing? Or, is your choice of words reflective of your ignorance about My true nature? Are you actually abandoning your hopes and dreams by giving into My will? Or rather, are your dreams being fulfilled! Do you understand yet?

When you come to know Me as I Am, when you begin to enter into maturity in Me, in other words, when you “go on to perfection” (Hebrews 5:12-6:3), your words will reflect such an understanding. You do not “give in” when you hand your life over to Me, but rather, you “step in.” You step into My life for you, the life that was predestined to be more than you could ask or imagine (Ephesians 3:20). And for you “over-analytical-thinkers,” this is not semantics; it is a heart (mind) issue. It’s not as if your plans, those you had dreamed of, hoped in and longed for could possibly be more perfect than My plans for you.

Who am I to you? Am I less than what you hoped for? Is there another who you should follow? When you know Me, when you see Me as I Am, no matter what decisions you need to make to get there, you will be excited to step into what I have for you. And no matter what you may “surrender” in the natural, it will always be worth it. So go ahead, “give in” and “step in!”

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