Submitting ourselves to anything has to do with giving up our rights, opinions and ultimately our freedom. Thats the main stumbling block in submission.
We will only submit ourselves to something, in known two instances.
1.When we are so much obsessed with anything our heart desires
2.When all our doors shut and hopes gone. When there is noway but the way of surrendering or submission.
We humans are unique in our sense, unique compared to fellow beings and unique compared to fellow species….uniquely unique. Our ideology and having individuality brings our personality and identity. We become slaves of our identity as we grow culturally, socially and secularly.
The very identity is the one that makes us reluctant towards submission to anything, because our crave for self identity becomes our God. Without knowing we start to loose our God given freedom.
Don’t you realize that you become the slave of whatever you choose to obey? You can be a slave to sin, which leads to death, or you can choose to obey God, which leads to righteous living.
Let us start to look outwards than inwards..this shifting of focus is often or many times helpful. Look at something that is bigger, better and where we started our journey. Look at something that where the Love is without limits..un conditional love which do not measure on identities our God. Love that can forgive , which can turn our hearts to loose the identity.
When we start to surrender ourselves to God, we surrender our heart that carries our identity, ego, hurts , joy (Which we always want to count as last)..When we bring this hearts to him and surrender,,,we receive that identity and ego transformed to humbleness..The sacrifice you desire is a broken spirit.You will not reject a broken and repentant heart, O God.Psalm 51-17.. God always welcomes a heart like ours as psalmist says.
If you are ever wondering about a safe place for submission or surrendering, its right here at the foot of our God, Where submission never is a slavery..
Here with God is the only place where we submit our Earthly slavery for Heavenly freedom….