In Exodus 33:14 it says, "The Lord replied, "My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest." 
One of the things we get to do at Springboard is what we call “creating space”. Our goal with the girls entrusted to us is to create the space for God to do what only He can do in their lives. He comes into their lives and takes all that hinders or distracts them in their lives so they can learn to run “the race marked for them.” We spend a lot of time talking with both our students and with each other as staff about the topic of distractions. Distractions become hinderances that trip us up and slow us down. 

Athletes who run in races know that in order to run a race successfully and with perseverance they have to let go of everything that could weigh them down or hold them back. Can you imagine a runner trying to run a race with a backpack of rocks? Every day we have to choose to let go of what’s behind us, because when we do, we give God a clean slate to do His mighty work in our lives.

Surrendering to God is giving up our control or what we want. It is telling God that we are not big enough to deal with our worries, our pasts, and our fears and He must take over. Letting go is a daily, moment-by-moment choice. The enemy seeks every new day to cloud our mind with worries, doubts, and distractions. The devil wants there to be no room left for God in our lives. Sometimes negative thoughts have become such a core part of our natural thought processes that we don’t know if we can give them to God. However, God needs space to move in our lives. We can clear out all the debris that is clogging up our minds and learn to surrender to Him by learning to live from a place of trust. 

Trust and believe that God is for you, that He is GOOD, that He loves you and wants only the best for you. Have trust in God that He is in control.

“God is not in a hurry. You are. That is why you are tired, anxious, stressed, and disappointed. Trust that what was meant to be yours, will be yours.” Author Unknown

 ~Alicia Suarez, Biblical Counselor
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