"If I submit to God, I’ll
just become a puppet!"
young man questioned Dr. Henrietta Mears about surrendering
his life to God. He was convinced that becoming a Christian
would mean the destruction of his personality, that
he’d be altered in some strange way, and that
he’d lose control of his own mind. He feared becoming
a mere puppet in God’s hands.
"So Miss Mears
asked him to watch as she turned on a lamp. One moment
it was dark, then she turned on the switch. She explained,
‘The lamp surrendered itself to the electric current
and light has filled the room. The lamp didn’t
destroy its personality when it surrendered to the current.
On the contrary—the very thing happened for which
the lamp was created: it gave light.’"
Vonette Bright, Renew
a Steadfast Spirit Within Me