Surrendering is a process initiated by realizing that we are not really the owners of all the
valuables we try to hold dear. God alone is. He is the absolute owner of everything, including
all the things we enjoy. Furthermore, surrendering is a lifelong, day-to-day act of allowing God to take away any thing we lean on so that we can depend just on Him.
This is what surrendering does: it loosens our grip of things as we recognize that it is a lot better to entrust whatever we hold dear in our hands to the loving arms of God.