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  • Writer's picture DaRhon Conner, D.R.E.

GOD, I'm Not Fighting You Anymore: I Give Up; I Surrender.

When you let go and resign yourself to doing whatever GOD says; life gets easier. We’re not fighting. We’re not battling to bring things to pass. We’re not struggling to see what we want to see happen. Even if GOD has given us a vision and spoken words to us about our future and what will come to pass; we don’t force it to happen by acting like Abraham and Sarah. It doesn’t work anyway.

Abraham got a son, but:

  • It wasn’t the son GOD promised

  • The son caused division in his house

  • GOD’s will and promise still came to pass (Genesis 15-17)

Did Abraham delay his promised son by having Ishmael? Would Isaac have been given to him sooner if he had dealt with the uncomfortableness; if he had reassured his wife instead of giving in to her? Who knows, maybe so maybe not.

The point is GOD’s promises are yes and amen (II Corinthians 1:20). If GOD said it to you like HE said it to Abraham; then it will happen. Will we trust GOD in the tough times? Will we trust GOD when we want to leave? Will we stay and let GOD have HIS way? Will we get comfortable with being uncomfortable?

Not long ago, I was playing chess with my GODdaughter. I was instructing her on a position and she didn’t want to make the move. She kept shaking her head and saying, “That’s too close, that’s too close!” She didn’t want to move her piece that close to the enemy pieces. She didn’t want to be in their territory. She didn’t like being that close. It was uncomfortable. I told her, “This is chess. You have to get comfortable with being uncomfortable.”

Bishop Sharpe Jr., my pastor, preached a sermon from Jeremiah 29 entitled, “Make the Best Out of a Bad Situation.” Two salient points were: GOD has us here, and we are to stay and get comfortable because we’re going to be here a while. He said that staying where we are may not be about us, but about whose life we are impacting. In the meantime, we are to settle in and be the best godly us that we can be; the best worker, friend, neighbor, spouse, etc.

We may be here in this uncomfortable place for a while. We don’t know how long it will take. For the children of Israel it was 70 years. What is our 70 years? Is it seven days, seven weeks, seven months, one year, or longer?

GOD said that we are to pray for the peace of where we are, and then we would have peace. We are to pray for the peace of our workplace, our homes, our boss, our spouse, our children, our parents, our friends, our enemies.

When it’s time, we will be delivered. We will be free of the uncomfortable situation. We will be developed, then brought out. GOD promised. We can bank on it. Let’s ask GOD for the lesson HE wants us to learn, and in the meantime, be content with whatever GOD says.

The LORD has heard our cry. GOD will deliver in HIS time. HE is the GOD of the exodus. HE always brings HIS people out. Let GOD work; be content with where HE has us. May we always have the attitude of, “Whatever you do is fine with me, LORD because you know better than I do what’s good for me.” I Timothy 6:6 reminds us, “But godliness with contentment is great gain.” Be godly in the wait, not grumbling or murmuring, but showing the world how to trust in a living GOD.

GOD is saying, “Be content where you are because I have you there. Be at peace with where I have you. I will move you when it’s time.” Amen (May it be fulfilled; it is so).

How to be Saved

Romans 10: 9-13

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. 12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. 13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved (KJV).

9 If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved. 11 As the Scriptures tell us, “Anyone who trusts in him will never be disgraced.” 12 Jew and Gentile are the same in this respect. They have the same Lord, who gives generously to all who call on him. 13 For “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved” (NLT).

Say the welcoming word to God—“Jesus is my Master”—embracing, body and soul, God’s work of doing in us what he did in raising Jesus from the dead. That’s it. You’re not “doing” anything; you’re simply calling out to God, trusting him to do it for you. That’s salvation. With your whole being you embrace God setting things right, and then you say it, right out loud: “God has set everything right between him and me!” 11-13 Scripture reassures us, “No one who trusts God like this—heart and soul—will ever regret it.” It’s exactly the same no matter what a person’s religious background may be: the same God for all of us, acting the same incredibly generous way to everyone who calls out for help. “Everyone who calls, ‘Help, God!’ gets help. (MSG).

Romans 5:8

8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. (KJV)

8 But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. (NLT)

It is your belief that saves you, family. If you believe, you will speak what you believe and not be ashamed or embarrassed to do so, whether you are alone or among others. Simply talk to GOD. Say aloud to God:

“I confess all my sin, known and unknown, and ask You, GOD to forgive me. I believe Jesus was born of a virgin, crucified, died for my sins, and rose from the dead. I want Jesus to come into my heart to make me new in Him. I believe Jesus is Lord over my life and over everything that exists. Thank You, GOD for Your forgiveness. Thank You, Jesus, for making me Your own. Amen.”

You are now saved. You may not feel different or you may. Just know that the internal change is taking place once you uttered that prayer in faith. Day by day, you will begin to be transformed into whom GOD wants and created you to be. You will care more about the things of GOD than your own personal desires, and you will want to share the word of GOD when you have the opportunity. Begin to read your bible daily, and learn about GOD's will for your life. If you are not already a member of a local church, I encourage you to pray and allow GOD to guide you to the right fellowship for you. The pastor will help you grow in your gifts and talents so that you can begin to use them for GOD’s glory, and you and the other members will encourage and help each other along this journey with GOD.

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 DaRhon Conner, D.R.E.
DaRhon Conner, D.R.E.
Jan 03, 2021

Amen, Mother! That’s a lesson for all of us, and that lesson is us. We have all experienced that type of situation in one way or another. Thank GOD that we finally surrendered and have seen things become blessed beyond our dreams. And for those who have not, it’s not to late. Surrender now, and watch GOD work!


Dec 27, 2020

Those were the exact words I used when I was given the wrong medication and I had been run from my calling to teach as I was passing out I remember tell God "Lord I surrender all. When I surrendered I heard God saying to me that my works had just begun. I have been running for the ever since. To God Be the Glory forever and ever Amen.

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