“Surrender is not about giving up but about giving in.”
The reason why we cannot give up what we want for God is because we have not learned to give in to Him. The problem lies not in my clenched hands but in my closed heart. My heart closed my hand. I clutch at my earthy marbles because i do not have an appetite for heavenly diamonds.
Prayer “God open my eyes to see what you are giving to me; so that with all my heart I can give in to you.”
The important thing isn’t how committed we are to the battle but how surrendered we are to God. For Christians waving the white flag doesn’t mean giving up. It means “victory at last!”