Principle VI: Surrender All To Christ My King
When I empty myself of self, I’m able to be and do all God wants.
Surrender is a lot easier said than done. I surrendered the day I went to jail. It’s quite a literal happening, but it also was a spiritual surrender as well. I didn’t stop drinking for nearly a year after I went to jail, but that put a lot of my life in perspective. I began to seek a better life for myself. It all led me to September 1st, 2012. The day I surrendered my entire being to God and sobriety and started a new life for myself.
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what Godâs will isâhis good, pleasing and perfect will.
Giving yourself fully to Christ isn’t the first step in your spiritual journey in sobriety. The day you were born, everything was already laid out. Being full of yourself is making a situation where you can’t let God in and work within you and show you His will. Romans 12:2 speaks about not conforming and letting a renewal in your mind take place. This is the way you can allow God in to do miraculous things.
When I chose to go sober, I chose to let go of my self involved way of thinking. I shed the idol of alcohol I had been putting first for so long. I let myself go so that God could come in. Let go and let God!