You cannot have victory without surrender.  True victory will always require us to lay something down which is usually our own will.

Surrender means “To yield/to yield to the power of another; to give up/to give or deliver up possession upon compulsion or demand.”

Surrender is never easy and it involves laying down our wants, our desires, our opinions, our  temptations and even our preferences.

Victory means “the advantage or superiority gained over spiritual enemies, over passions and appetites, or over temptations, or in any struggle or competition.”

God wants all of me –not just part of me.  I don’t know about you but he’s asking me to lay down some things so that I can have true victory in my life which will help others have victory in their life.

Is God asking you to lay something down so that you can have complete victory in an area of your life?

Then Jesus said to His disciples, ‘If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it'” (Matt. 16:24-25, NKJV).