Ask any motivational speaker you know and they will advise you that giving up is never an option in life. In other words, do not surrender or yield to what life may throw at you. You must soldier on and never let yourself succumb to the temporary circumstances that currently overwhelm you.
Yes, that is true and perhaps the best advice you can ever hear during an episode of a trying moment. Maybe that is why we inherently see surrender as an impossible thing to do. Conversely, God demands us to surrender to Him completely, to give up ourselves to Him, even when we do not understand His divine plan for our life. Mary is a perfect example of a life of trustful surrender to the Will of God. Her trust is so beautiful to behold.
We read in Luke 1:38 (KJV), “And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord, be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.” This chapter, and the verse in particular, presents us a young, virgin, teenage girl saying “yes” to being the mother of Christ, even when she did not understand how she was supposed to conceive a baby without having any relation with a man.
Mary’s “yes” was so faith-filled and reflected the type of faithful life she lived prior to the encounter with the Angel of God. Mary’s example shows us the importance of placing God’s will first in our lives, even when it is difficult to understand or hard to do.
Humility and Strength
Being born again (accepting Christ as your Saviour) is one thing, but surrendering to Him (making Him the Lord of your life) is another. As precious, daughters of the King, let us admire and be inspired by Mary’s humility and strength in accepting her God given purpose. To truly enjoy a close relationship with God then we must say “yes” to His plan for our lives, and let go of any pride that may be standing in the way. Let us humbly surrender control and offer our life completely to God like our beautiful Sister Mary did.
Published December 17, 2020
Angeline Ayrton, Founder of Loved. Saved. Blessed.