Gail Sheehy (1936-2020) Journalist and author wrote,
“If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we are not really living. Growth demands a temporary surrender of security. It may mean a giving up of familiar but limiting patterns, safe but unrewarding work, values no longer believed in, relationships that have lost their meaning. As Dostoevsky put it, “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” The real fear should be of the opposite course.”
I believe that faith is often what I would call surrender of security. But the surrender is simply replacing our own security with the power of the Lord and to pray that our surrender may spur us into finding something to live for and great enough to die for… the Kingdom of God.
“Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.” Jesus