I've heard it many, many times. I've been taught it, read books about it, prayed about it, and been counseled to do it for the better part of the last 10 years. If I am being completely honest with you though, I dismissed it out of hand each and every time.
Releasing. Surrendering. Giving it all over to God. Letting go, and letting God. Those "thoughtful words of help and hope had all been nicely said" but I didn't believe it and more importantly I didn't have the first clue how to do it.
For all the times I was told to let God be in control of my life, no one ever told me how it should look.
Where do you begin to do this?
As I look back I can't remember the very moment it happened. Like most important faith conversions they rarely happen in a moment but more often over the course of time and recognized perhaps in a moment of clarity.
For me, it began when I started to realize how many areas of my life were just not working.