Five Minute Friday — Surrender

As I’m waiting for my “official” Thanksgiving celebration — smelling the delicacies cooking for a Saturday family gathering — it seems like a good time to tackle this week’s Five Minute Friday exercise. It’s on my list of thanks this Thanksgiving.

I encourage you to join in the festivities by joining us at Kate’s place ( It’s really simple. Watch for the prompt, write for five minutes, share your post and get ready to enjoy what the other talented writers have contributed.

The prompt this week is SURRENDER. The timer has been set to five minutes, so it’s time to GO…

The prompt word is not in my vocabulary. I don’t have a white flag in my quiver. I’m not ready to surrender to anyone or anything. I will battle to my last breath because I don’t know the meaning of the word defeat.

That being said, there was a time in my life when I did surrender … way back in a pew when I decided to follow Jesus in thought, word and deed. I surrendered my life to Him and, even though I have strayed from the path, I knew He was  there to chide me or lead me back to the right path.

So, since then so many years ago, Jesus became my leader and general and I will follow Him. I know He does not know the meaning of the word surrender either. I’ve heard how He walked out of a tomb. I understand how He will lead me to glory of His presence. And I learned it’s up to Him to lead the charge through life and up to me to follow His lead. That’s why  … STOP

… I don’t need a white flag. That’s why I can confidently say I won’t surrender. I already know the battle is won.

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: Never give the devil a ride, he’ll end up driving.

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4 Responses to Five Minute Friday — Surrender

  1. I appreciated your different-from-mine take on the word surrender… because I focused on how Christ did surrender to the authority of His Father. 🙂 Visiting from FMF. Hope you enjoyed a blessed Thanksgiving.


  2. oneta hayes says:

    I enjoy your five minute bits very much. I’m going to visit Kate and see if I can get in on the action. 😀


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