Five Minute Friday is so much fun for me. No pressure! Simply a word prompt on twitter (#fmfparty) on Thursday night and then write. No over thinking or editing. There is a linkup on Friday at http://katemotaung.com where we can read other’s five minute free write. This week’s prompt is: SURRENDER

I have a feeling I’m not the only one who has struggled with surrender. Am I right? If you look it up in the dictionary one of the first synonyms for it is submit. Also, not a word I ever had in my vocabulary for years!

To be honest, I often cringed when I heard that word before. I felt like it meant giving up and the stubborn side of me wanted NOTHING to do with. Aren’t we trained to not give up at all costs? 

Oh to have known how much I was resisting God’s perfect plans for me all that time. I was fighting to hold on to who I was but in the process of digging in my heels I was missing out on the blessing of being who HE created me to be.

Teach me to do your will, for you are my God. May your gracious Spirit lead me forward on a firm footing. Psalm 143:10 (NLT)

Surrender is giving oneself up into the power of another.

I get that it seems scary to surrender our plans, dreams and even our own will over to another but when it’s the same God who sent His own son to die for each of us…it’s so worth it.

So, as I said last week, I’m celebrating 2 years of blogging here at www.laurahicks.org and want to celebrate with you.

To kick off the party I’m giving away a signed copy of the book – Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover’s Soul: My Very Good, Very Bad Dog. It includes a short story I wrote about my dog, Zac. He taught me so much about unconditional love and as such opened my heart to a deeper relationship with our Lord.

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I’m super excited to get this celebration going and hope you’ll join in the fun! You can enter several different ways and each way counts as an individual entry. So enter as many ways as you like and as often as you like.

Enter in the following ways:

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One random winner will be chosen and announced next Friday, December 2, 2016.

I’m sharing this post with several other blogger’s at these Faith Linkups. I encourage you to check them out. If this post resonates with you and feel it would help others please feel free to share. Easy to share buttons below. ~Laura~

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