Self-reliance apart from Christ, is prison to self. We were freed from that long ago.
I drown alone, despairing
"Let your soul breathe."
Though I prayed and prayed, there was no miracle. This was my new life. I had to accept it and learn how to just be.
A prayer of surrender. Are you willing?
You see, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. In many cases, I assumed I could 'fix' the world because I know I have that power. But I cannot.
Surrendering everything is not exactly the picture we see when using the pants on remark. Typically, we imagine becoming a tough "chick,” shoulders back, maybe our nose even a bit pointed up. We roll back those sleeves, and maybe some even 'spit'! It is like a green light that suddenly flashes and we throw down the gas and go!