The constant daily act of surrender to God is very difficult to do. We often hear... "be in the world, but not of the world". A very challenging task as a child of God. When we come to this crossroad of life, we have to choose a side...self or God. This sometimes daunting decision is made easier for those who rest solely on the Holy spirit to guide and protect. But if we have not a separation unto the Holy Spirit, our choice can become very skewed. We are disoriented...dizzy...and the lines of God's will and our own self desires over lap often leading us to heart failure. The blood with which Christ shed for us no longer pumps well through us as a child of God because we have stood to long gazing in vein at our self in the mirror.
Dear Heavenly Father, please help me to continually replace my self image with that of Jesus on the cross remembering the cost He paid to set me free. I do not want to live in the bondage of my own selfish desires. Help me to wait upon God and realize this is my highest and most important work. Amen.