We humans like to run our own life. Most of the time we like to do what we want. The word surrender seems to tell we have done something wrong and needs to give in to authorities.
In church we are told or admonished to surrender to God. Let us ask ,what do we need to surrender ? The majority of us are focused on ourself,the i, me and myself mentality.
Let us see examples of surrender from the Bible.
Adam and Eve: they disobeyed God by eating of the forbidden fruit, that is not surrender.
Cain and Abel: Cain offered sacrifice to God Cain's way ( not animal ), that is not surrender. While Abel obeyed God and offered a lamb, that is surrender.
The way I see in the Scriptures, surrendered life is like obeying and loving God.Surrendered lives are shown in the life of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob or Israel , Moses, Joshua, David , Jeremiah, Isaiah , Paul, the prophets and others and our perfect example is our Lord Jesus Christ.
Have we surrendered our lives to God ?Or do we think we can handle our lives better than God ? What does it mean to be surrendered to God ?
In the Bible, the phrase was mentioned that the people are doing what is right in their own eyes. What do you think ? It seems to describe a self will life , is it not ? Would you like to know a surrendered life to God ?
I too am trying to find out and practice or live a surrendered life,and so I can not give a final answer. If you are interested to know, then seek it too , ask others and let me know how. Let us surrender to God.