I find that I've done this myself before. I went & kneeled at the altar while Victory in Jesus was playing. I wanted Jesus to have the victory in me. There was a big problem though. I didn't want to change. I wanted to keep my old friends who were not good influences. I held to music, books, & movies that I liked, but we're not pleasing to God. Yet I still expected Gods victory working power in my life. God doesn't work like that. God demands our all. He wants to be present in our friend groups. He wants to be in control of our entertainment. He wants all of us. Body, mind, & soul.
Why would we not give our all to a God who gave His all for us? Jesus died so that our sins could be forgiven & so that we could spend eternity in Heaven with God instead of eternity in Hell. Putting that in perspective, God just doesn't want our all. He deserves our all.
Maybe God is asking you to sacrifice your pride. Maybe he's telling you you're not the right person for this job anymore, & that it's time to move on. Are you willing to sacrifice that?
Maybe he's asking you to sacrifice your money or your entertainment. Yeah, that movie or book might have a good plot or that song might have a good beat, but does its content reflect God? Is your relationship with God worth compromising for 'just a few sex scenes' & trying to convince yourself that it's 'no big deal'.
Maybe it's social media God is asking you to sacrifice. When social media comes before God, it starts to control who we are. It becomes an idol. God wants our time. When we spend all that time on a social media that consumes who we are, He gets left behind & our relationship with Him suffers.
"Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things." (Philippians 4:8). When we grow in our relationship with God, we learn to love what He loves & hate what He hates. So when we proclaim 'I surrender all' do we mean it? To the point of discomfort, of loosing friends, of not delighting in worldly pleasure? Do you believe God is worth that? Because He is. He's worth every ounce of our strength.
"I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus." (Philippians 3:14). No matter what God calls us to sacrifice, it is nothing compared to the glory that we will receive for our faithfulness.