Sweet Surrender – Day 4

January 04, 2018

“How are you today,” the young man behind the counter at the fast-food chicken shack asked.

“Not good,” I said.

“What’s the matter?” he said.

I didn’t know what the matter was. Later I would see that I had spent the last week caught in that nasty vortex of self-will, trying to figure something out, plow ahead, and ram through that wall. I wasn’t trying to control anything that big, but the battle had grown to monstrous proportions. How could I tell this young man that I was suffering from battle fatigue when I wasn’t even aware of it myself?

“I’m just a little out of it,” I said.

What I was out of was that gentle place called God’s Will. What I wasn’t out of yet was myself.

He handed me my chicken.

“I hope you’re on your way home,” he said.

I was. I surrendered that night.

Inventory Focus: Have you had any past experiences with surrender? How has that worked for you? Are you struggling with an issue right now and losing? Is there a person, place, or thing in your life that you’re trying to control? How’s that working for you? Like the young man said to me, I hope you’re on your way home.

From the book: 52 Weeks of Conscious Contact

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