Today I was reading some article or watching something on TV and they were talking about the white flags that you wave when you say that you quit in total defeat. It’s when one side can’t handle the battle or war and they say “we quit.” It really got me to thinking. The white flag has the smell and feel that you are totally defeated. You can’t get away from it. It’s as if you are saying that your are no good and can’t deal with what is going on around you. You’re not up to the challenge Your giving in and can’t go any further. In more than one way you are giving up the fight, and saying that you are no longer going to play the game anymore. The only problem is that you really can’t give up the fight of life. It will go one with or without you, and there is nothing you can do about it. Really? Is it the end of your life? Can you sit by and not “live” and have no impact on the realm about you?
Does the white flag have to be in defeat and giving up on life? Well, let’s look at it another way. With Jesus, you wave the white flag not do show defeat and giving up but to show surrender to His will. Is it really an act of defeated and giving up on your life? No! You are saying that you are not in control of anything and that you are giving yourself to Jesus so He can use you as He sees fit.
Another word comes to mind when I think about the White Flag and Jeasus…..Freedom! When you let Jesus have His way with your life, a warm, furry blanket wraps aound you in total peace and joy like a coccoon. You have no worries beacuse God is in control and His plans are for you good not evil. If you allow Him to have his way with you, your path will be clear becuase nothing is impossible for God. What you actually experience is victory into of defeat
Now I’m not going to sit here and tell you that once you set yourself on the path to follow Jesus, you will not have any problems. In fact, you will in fact, have more battles, but with Jesus leading the way, You will prevail and win in the end. Take your problems to the Lord and in His own time, He will take you where H wants you to go so that you can do what He has called you to do.
Do words have power? Can they change anything? Freedom is a very common word, but the power that is behind it will amaze you. The freedom that you get from following Jesus is totally breathe taking and o wonderest.