I wrote a guest post for The Unclaimed Gift. It’s short. It’s actually a whimsical metaphor about surrendering to God.

Fertile Ground by Dana Pittman

Surrender…

Writing it is easy. Living it is hard. I pray it will get easier. But if it doesn’t, I’m fine with taking His lead.

A commenter shared her personal struggles. I want to thank her. It’s not easy to say…”here’s the messy places in my life”.

I’m sure I’m not the only one who loves to put my best foot forward. We want to share our best selves. We want to appear–even if only in appearance–that we got it going on.

I want to share with you my response to her comment:

I had a minister share something with me…she said, “where you struggle the most is where God most wants to use you”. That statement changed my life. It freed me to see those places as fertile ground for God to use. I offer this word of encouragement to you too. The catch in all is give it to Him. He knows. He wants to relieve you of it. It’s far to heavy for you to do alone. Give it. And watch God do what only He can do. 🙂 Love you sis!

I pray this is a word of encouragement for you too.

Don’t let the enemy fool you…persuade you…betray you into thinking God doesn’t want every single part of you. He does.

We may have areas that we’d like to correct, to change to transform to Christ’s image. But who else is better to make that happen but Christ himself.

I don’t know about you but I’m not doing it on my own. Alone…I’m bound to end up in the same. place. again. No ma’am. No sir.

Take comfort in knowing the God of heaven and earth has blessed you and will work out everything…everything…for your good.

“He comforts us every time we have trouble, so when others have
trouble, we can comfort them with the same comfort God gives us.”
2 Corinthians 1:4 (Read in Context)

Question: What struggle in your life is a fertile ground for God to use you?

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