Saying, “I give up,” sounds like defeat unless we are surrendering to God. Victory and purpose in life are found when we live like Jesus lived. When we surrender continually to God we admit our absolute dependence on Him. And we acknowledge that our lives are really not our own. We belong to Him.
The idea of living like Jesus can be quite intimidating. Read 1 John 3:2-3 and 1 John 2:6. What would it look like for you to live like Jesus lived? Why is this goal a worthy obsession?
What pictures come to your mind when you think of the idea of surrender? Think of as many examples as you can where someone surrenders.
Jesus surrendered completely to His Father. Read Romans 15:3, John 8:29 and John 5:19. Describe Jesus attitude of surrender to His Heavenly Father.
Kids are often asked, “What do you want to do when you grow up?” Why might the better question be, “What do you want to become?” What are you still aiming to become?
Read 1 Corinthians 6:19-20. How does this verse relate to your surrendering to God? What does it mean when God says, “you are not your own?”
Describe in detail, what it might look like for you to be surrendered to God for an entire day. Imagine the start of your day and the end of your day and all of the tasks and interactions throughout that day. What could a surrendered life look like?