Surrender is a series of choices, not a one-off event. (Craig Groeschel, leadership speaker)
Groeschel continues: “A God-honoring life isn’t based on a few big decisions but on thousands upon thousands of smaller, daily ones.” Or, as Pastor Chris Suitt put it, “Real life change starts with one step and then the next. Please take this journey – for your sake and the world’s.” Those steps often require giving up some personal right or pleasure for the benefit of others.
Jesus: “If you give up your life for my sake and for the sake of the Good News, you will save it.” (Mark 8:35). So, we also ought to give up our lives for our brothers and sisters. (1 John 3:16)