#thirstythursday / God doesn’t need our success – AT ALL.

the daily Starr thirsty thursday

Several weeks ago I was driving down the road listening to the radio and heard someone say as part of an interview:

“God doesn’t need our success. He needs our surrender.” 

I can’t get this quote out of my brain.

All I know is that it was on KLOVE. I’ve searched and searched to find the story that went with the quote – to no avail. If you know – please tell me! AKA – HEATHER, please help me out here! It was inside the music!!!

Anywho –

It’s this simple.

God doesn’t need Starr to have a blog with a zillion followers.
God doesn’t need Starr to market and sell every house on the face of planet earth.
God doesn’t need Starr to be a New York Times Best-selling author.
God doesn’t need Starr to create a beautiful property for ministry.

Sure, those things are all great. And God could use them in mighty ways.

BUT. And this is a big but…

God only NEEDS one thing from Starr:


Not my will, Yours, Lord.

The book of Job gives us this simple, yet profound, reminder.

Surrender your heart to God, turn to Him in prayer. – Job 11:13 CEV

Lord, show me exactly what it means to surrender to You on this #thirstythursday.

My writing.
My dreams.
My goals.
My family.
My everything.

Show me specifics. Teach me. Guide me. Take over my brain and my thoughts. Pour out all of the natural selfishness to succeed and replace with a complete unabandoned surrender to You and You alone.

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  1. I also am seeking what this looks like and how to accomplish surrender. Seem to say the words but when the rubber meets the road I immediately jump back in there and try to manage this again. Pressing on.

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