Seeking surrender 2

Letting go is much easier to say than do. The opposite of faith is not doubt, but I have found it to be control. Each year as I sit with this group of questions at the end of a year, it is a process that has helped me in the art of releasing the old.  I have done it now for 15 years.

Surrender seems like a weakness. You know, when we give up, after holding on and seeking validation from a role, position or place that gave us a sense of worth. Our culture tells us to seek out fame and fortune. The number of followers we have or people sitting in our church services, equalling a validation of our success.

I have come to learn that surrender is the process of letting go of habits, relationships and possessions that no longer serve my current season anymore.

Just like the tides change and seasons in nature teach us patience, winter turned to spring, and now both my children are in full-time school.

These seasons of transition are never smooth. We feel like the heaviness will never lift again. Thinking we will be stuck in a washing machine of self-doubt and confusion.

Whether you are surrendering to the release of a work role, a change in partnership or self-awareness, finding ways to surrender makes the process so much easier.

Are you seeking surrender?

Or are you seeking fame and fortune?

About Amanda

Amanda Viviers has published ten books and is a presenter on radio across New Zealand and Australia. She is also the co-founder of Kinwomen; a network created to inspire women to start conversations that matter. Head of Narrative for Compassion Australia, she is driven by a passion for social justice, she loves supporting projects for women in developing countries. Teaching women to live creative lives, beyond the circumstances, is something she pursues daily. Wife of Charl and Mum of Maximus and Liberty, she lives a creative life, longing to see people live inspired. Pinterest/ Twitter/ @Mandaviviers Instagram: @amandaviviers Facebook: @amandaviviersperth

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