**Please note-today starts a 5 part series I will be writing on things I learned from Shattered Dreams. **
The first step to finding true joy in your Christian life is abandonment. The dictionary defines the word as "giving up control or influence to another person."
"The search to discover God requires that we abandon ourselves - that we give up control of what matters most, that we place our confidence in Someone we cannot manage." -Larry Crabb
The three items from that quote I found most important were : abandon, give up, and place our confidence. It's easier said than done.
Abandonment is no easy task. It requires that we give up control. If you've been reading this blog any amount of time you know I struggle with giving up control.
Dreams. We all have them. And it's not wrong to have them. But how do you feel about abandoning all your dreams. It will be for a set of greater dreams. What dreams do you have? Could you give them up?
To me, the most important part is that abandonment has me place my confidence in God. I place my life in His mighty hands. And I am willing to place my dreams, thoughts, and confidence in His hands too.
What about you? Are you willing?