You do not have to wait till the end of the road when there is no way left to turn. The Holy Spirit can give you the power to die to self.
- When you get off the throne of your life, the responsibility for that physical body becomes God’s instead of yours.
- When you get off the throne, the responsibility for choosing a life’s mate is no longer yours.
- The responsibility for that unsaved son, daughter, husband or wife is no longer yours, it is the Lord’s.
Why? Because, “The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof; the world and they that dwell therein” (Psalm 24:1). It is all His responsibility when you take your hands off. At the moment of total surrender it is His!
Humility is the answer:
The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. (Psalm 34:18)
Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time. (1 Peter 5:5-6)
What is so often prayed before God is, “Lord, make me humble.” But God says, “Humble yourself.”
You do not know how God will provide an answer to your prayer, but you have no might against the sickness, that personal problem, or that financial need. When you do not have the answer and there is no way out through man, you will find that God is still on the throne! He’s waiting for you to humble yourself, to lean not to your own understanding, and to surrender yourself. That’s when you will find Him right by your side.
Right now, take this marvelous step to victory. Humble yourself before your Heavenly Father. Put all preconceived ideas, all traditions, church denominations, doctrines and ways of man on the altar. Pray and surrender all to God.
Now, make today’s declaration in power and authority…then you are ready to move on to the next step.
Make this declaration:
I surrender all. I have no power in myself to carry this burden, to fight this battle, to bear this pain. I am not able in myself.