Sometimes we hold on to things that we think will make us happy, but in reality we are separating ourselves from God.
Surrendering all would require us to give up anything that we would want or seek that would hinder us from doing the will of Jesus. This does not mean that, if we want something, it is necessarily wrong. It only means we must take our wants and desires down from the throne and place Jesus and His will on the throne, as the governing power in our lives. If a person holds his life so dear to himself that he wants to use it to please himself, by doing his own will, and accomplishing his own purposes, rather Than Surrendering all and serving God, that person will in the end lose his life eternally. Anyone who surrenders his life for Jesus' sake; and gives his life in service and sacrifice to God by surrendering all that would hinder him from serving Jesus, such a man will save his life by gaining eternal life. There can be no greater or clearer teaching anywhere of the meaning of being a disciple then the scriptures. This is how our Master lived, so this is how we must live. We must live lives of complete and total submission to the will of God. We must be in the same wavelength as God, to be able to talk and listen to God. Sometimes it’s not easy being a Christian; the world is always there to entice you to come back to your old ways and habits. Do you have any habits that you would like to get rid of? Let’s make talking to God a habit. That way you will be too busy to do your old habit.