God Used A Robbery To Show Me What Surrender Means – Have Faith!
Even Jesus surrendered to God.
Mark 14:35-36 Going a little farther, He fell to the ground and prayed that if possible the hour might pass from Him. “Abba Father,” He said, “everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Not what I will, but what You will.
It is evident in this scripture that Jesus wanted to do the will of God. If the only way for people to go to heaven was for Jesus to die on the cross, He was willing to do it.
The Gun Was Pointed At My Head At Age 16
After turning 16 years old, I got a job working in a fast food restaurant. One night when I was working, a man came in ten minutes before we closed. He aimed his gun at my head and told me to open the cash register. I was so nervous, remember I was only 16 years old, that I hit the wrong button on the cash register. The register kept making dinging noises. I could not get it to open. The robber told me to put my hands over my head (in the surrender position) and back up. He reached over the counter and opened the register and grabbed the money. He then told me to get under the counter and do not get up. The robber did not have to tell me again. I did not move a muscle until the police showed up. I am not entirely sure how they found out.
YES! They Caught Him
Anyway, they found the man and I got the “honor” of picking him out of a lineup. This whole experience was such a nightmare for me. This robbery happened before becoming a Christian at age 18. After becoming a Christian, for decades, I asked God to show me why He allowed me to experience such an ordeal at a young age. I was always asking God for a reason because at times the robbery still upset me.
Have Faith! God Answered My Prayer
Just about 20 years later, I was crying out to God and surrendering a problem to Him. I had my arms up in the surrender position. At that moment, God gave me a clear picture of the man who pointed a gun to my head. God said to me “You do not have to surrender to me, but you get to.” I believe what He was trying to tell me is that I do not have to surrender, but I get the opportunity to give all my problems ultimately to the only person who can indeed fix them. I have learned that yielding my ways, surrendering, means having faith in God that He will take care of all my needs.
If you are having a challenging problem, just surrender and give the entire problem to the only One, who can do anything about it. God also actually cares about all your issues, not just the big ones.
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