Give All to God’s Perfect Plan


In the book, Course in Divinity and General Collectanea (the Blue Book) Mrs. Eddy instructs, “Have no will opposed to God. Meekness is not weakness. It is ‘not my will but Thine be done,’ throwing ourselves into God’s power.”

This counsel is so important and can be one of the best lessons we can put into practice. It has taught me to see God as All-in-all, and that He has a perfect plan for each one. When we put it on the altar, that plan unfolds. Letting go of our personal ownership, though, can be very difficult when we are tempted to listen to the negative thoughts that come, trying to make us doubt God and make us fearful. I have learned that this surrendering really doesn’t mean giving something away or giving something up; rather, it means that I am giving all to God’s perfect plan.

This has been very comforting and assuring to me. One writer comments on this surrendering this way: “There comes a time when you must do that with everything or you lose out.” There does come a time when many of us are finding that we must surrender all, our self, our careers, relationships, homes, children, to that perfect plan of God. I know that when we do that, we find peace. Peace because finally we have made God absolutely in control in our lives.

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