It costs us something to surrender. The apostle Paul said it this way:
“I have been crucified with Christ, and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” (Galatians 2:20)
Dying to ourselves is painful, but unless we do that pain, we will never experience the life God has for us. I encourage you to surrender your life to the Faithful One, so that He can build you into the man He created you to be.
– Troy Haas, First Steps