SURRENDER? From a business perspective… surrender equates to corporate suicide. NEVER, ever, give up. Of course, remember your plan-of-action (POA). Make SURE that your plan is rock solid, viable, and workable, then do it…and don’t give up. Don’t even bother with Plan B. If you plan, and execute, properly, you’ll never need but one plan. Any from of surrender, in business, to me, is not acceptable. Yielding, conceding, backing down, or relenting…is all bad. Even in family life, any form of surrender is bad news…NEVER give up. I’m suggesting that everything works out perfect, but I’d rather have a slight modification, then abandonment. Spiritually speaking…another story…entirely. Some may think that God wants us to “fully surrender” to Him from the get-go. Well, from a FAITH standpoint – absolutely; but from a day-to-day, living standpoint, then…NO. God wants us to plant the seed, toil the field, and harvest the crop; but, He doesn’t want a QUITTER. When we are “fully capable,” then God EXPECTS us to succeed on our own. He wants us to explore, research, and sweat, till we finish the race. Is He willing to help…here and there…well, sure; but if He was going to do all the work, why would He need us? John: 4:34 Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of the one who sent me and to COMPLETE his work. …Blessings…cjlb…9/6/13
PHOTO CREDIT: 1948 Kentucky Derby – Pencil drawing by Norman Kohlhepp, my great uncle, and world renowned artist.