Living with humility does not come naturally to any of us. Willingly putting ourselves second or third does not seem to make sense. Surrendering to God’s will is a learned skill that takes a lifetime to develop. If we are honest, the idea of surrender can seem foreign, unnatural, even unattractive. But real surrender is not an effort to gain God's grace by works, but a humble response to God's free gift of love, friendship, and forgiveness.