A game that pretty much everyone has played. (If you went to Elementary school in America, then you played Tug-of-War)
You are familiar with this competition. Groups stand on each side of the rope and tug their hearts out in hopes of pulling the other group beyond a certain point. More exciting variations include sand, mud, or water in the middle.
Think back to how it felt.. You would grab the rope and begin pulling. Time would go by and you would begin to sense victory or defeat. You would pull harder and harder until you reached the breaking point. The breaking point is when you knew the outcome: victory or defeat.
I reached the conclusion yesterday that the Christian walk is similar to Tug-of-War in many ways. Just think about it- Spirit vs Flesh. A constant struggle that all of us face.
The Bible clearly explains the relationship. They are at war.
I can’t tell you how to surrender completely. I struggle with this as well. All I can say is that true surrender is the only way that we can truly walk with Christ as He intends.