Surrender is a word that is easily misconstrued, since it is often loosely referred to in the institutional church (IC).
Being a puppet would be like laying down and not taking an active part in exercising your free will; so in that case, it would NOT be a good idea to surrender.
But SURRENDER, to me, if I understand it correctly, is more about THE ATTITUDE OF OUR HEARTS BEFORE GOD; the realization that as non-Born Again believers yet to come to Salvation and Born Again believers, THAT GOD has OUR best interests at heart and that HE has OUR LIVES in His hands, just as He is in full control of this world, and that for US to think that WE have something to do with what happens on a large scale is FOOLISH!
The idea is to exercise our free will with TRUTH (as we are becoming undeceived) on our way to Salvation and to exercise our wills after becoming Born Again and the Lord continues to undeceive and cause us to GROW in HIM. The plus, after receiving (becoming Born Again) the POWER of His Holy Spirit abiding in you, is that your soul (mind, will and emotions) become more and more CONFORMED to HIM.
SO TO ME, SURRENDER TO GOD… IS ABOUT SUBMITTING TO TRUTH IN GOD! … and that includes ACKNOWLEDGING TRUTH ABOUT YOURSELF, AS HE CONFORMS YOU TO HIS IMAGE!
How do you define Surrender?
And do you think the IC has added to the confusion of Surrender, and if so, how?