God Laughs When You Make Plans…

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Do you try to plan every area of your life? Do you project your schedule onto the future and do everything in your power to make sure things turn out the way you want? If so, then we have a lot in common. I’m a recovering over-planner. In my early twenties I tried to plan everything from when I would achieve professional goals to when I’d get married. And guess what? Exactly zero of my plans happened the way I’d projected! But now I know that’s a good thing. Instead, my life has unfolded in ways far better than I ever could have imagined.

In this video I share a story and tips about how to let go of the need to plan (and control) the course of your life. If you’re trying to live on a schedule, this video is for you!

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  1. I surrender my plans and desire to acquire the job that will give me purpose and fulfillment, as well as a loving relationship.
    I surrender it all!

  2. How do you surrender something that you want without communicating to the Universe that it doesn’t matter to you anymore?

  3. I surrender my wanting to have a child. I believe God will help me get pregnant when I’m supposed to and will make me a mother when the time is right for me.

  4. You are so adorable Gabby.The message is so right. I totally agree. However, i have a feeling. From the glow on your face, i am guessing i know this great girlfriend of yours and her initials are G.B 🙂
    If it’s true…i am so happy for her.I bless the expecting mother and the divine soul in her womb.May they be happy and healthy.
    Love and light.

    1. you’re cute. it’s actually not me. trust me – i probably won’t be announcing something like that in my video blog:) xoxox thx for sending those vibes my way though. xoxo

  5. I surrender my fears about getting a job after college. And I surrender my need for a relationship. I trust and know that it will come.

    But I do have a question about this! Don’t we also have the power to manifest our desires and set intentions?? How can we surrender but also manifest the life we want?!

    You are my favorite!!! Thanks for sharing your light!!!


    1. Paige, I surrender the same two things. Right on 😉
      I also have the same question. I think it’s about striking the right balance, but even as we are manifesting, we have to know that there is a much larger power working on our behalf and we should be willing to sit back and receive it.

      I remember watching her videos awhile back. I am not sure if they will help to answer your question but they kind of address both.


      I’ve been studying this work for years and I believe it’s something you learn overtime. And when you do, a gradual peace begins to wash over you. Be open to endure!

  6. I surrender my plan for wheter or not I should bring up a difficult subject with a close familymemeber. And also I surrender planning if I should get back with my ex or not, and the need to find out if we are meant to be!

  7. I surrender my plans for my career & allow the universe to guide me. I trust completely in its plan and welcome all guidance. 🙂

  8. I surrounder my plans for being perfect, being everytime good looking, being great success, finding the perfect mate, having lots of children, living in abundance. I wish to have more trust in God’s plan and I wish to feel safe withit. I wish to feel safe even though I let go off all plans I made <3

  9. I have been working on surrendering for a little while now. I finished reading Spirit Junkie last week and am beginning to study The Course, so this subject has been in my face lately 🙂 Last night, my parents and sister’s family had a congratulatory dinner for me because I had graduated as a nutritional therapist. My partner was supposed to be there but she was mandated at work and her relief didn’t end up coming in until well after dessert was served. I was having a hard time staying present because I was disappointed and aggravated, but then recognized that this wasn’t my plan. It was God’s… once I got out of the way, and everyone left, my mother , father, and I had a 2 hour conversation that has been needing to occur for almost ten years. It was healing and loving and was not at all what I expected or planned for last night. God has a far better plan than I could ever imagine.

  10. Much love to you, Gabby. You put this video out there exactly when I was about to do my schedule for the next month to get my coaching business started. XXX positive viiiiiiibes!

    I surrender getting my coaching business successfully started to the universe.

  11. I surrender my plan to know the exact steps of building my business and instead live in the moment, today, and allow my connection to Source guide me where I need to go intuitively and in the flow.

  12. I surrender my plan of trying to find the perfect place to live. I llet the universe guide me. I quiet my mind so I can be aware of the message.

  13. Can I be totally honest here? I’m finding it super hard to let go and surrender. (I haven’t watched your presentation on surrender yet, but it’s on my to do list. Maybe I’ll feel differently after.) The area I’m having a hard time surrendering in is my career, and the ironic thing is that I believe I WON’T be able to achieve anything until I let go, yet here I am stubbornly clinging to my goals and my dreams. What’s even worse is that during a moment of prayer after I received some incredibly disappointing news professionally, I distinctly heard God say to me, “I have a plan for you” and still I find it so difficult to let go and to trust Him. I hope that by putting this out there and just being honest about where I’m at that I’ll figure out how to trust Him more and that I will finally just let go!

    1. your honesty and willingness to surrender is all that you need. simply stay willing and pay attention to the guidance you receive.

  14. I surrender my plan for getting published. I surrender my longing for emotional fulfillment. I live right now. I find joy in now. I surrender.

  15. I surrender finding my husband. I’ve been waiting a long time and never married. I surrender to the higher power because he does have a better plan for me. Thanks for everything you do Gabby!!!!

  16. LOL, so synchronistic, Gabby… I just adore and appreciate you so much. THIS was the message I received today in meditation, from Marianne Williamson, my prayers… and now YOU 🙂 It lifts my heart because it’s a needed reminder for me that helps me relax, surrender, allow and be present in today. Thank you and much Love, Shannon

  17. I surrender the right time to finally publish my website and blog. It will happen when it’s suppose to happen. I will get out of my own way lol 🙂
    Thanks Gabby always inspirational!!

  18. I surrender my plan to become a Physician Assistant, knowing that the career path God has in store for me is on a different and ultimately more fulfilling time frame than I could ever imagine.

    Thank you Gabby!

  19. Thanks, I needed this! I surrender my plans for when I will get pregnant. It will happen when it’s meant to and it will be a blessing!

  20. I finally surrenender my plan for trying to conceive. It took me five years of hard core planning and lots of sadness to accept and believe that God’s got my back on this one. I fully trust this divine power. I surrender. Love you Gabby!

  21. Omg! Gabby, This vlog couldn’t have came in a better timing. Thank you!
    I surrender the right time for my boyfriend to move here and I surrender the need to control everything!
    I will step aside and let the universe works it’s magic.

  22. Love this tip- Gabby! So on point. something I’m trying is a daily manifesting journal to God and releasing the time frame by placing the letter in a box somewhere and forgetting about it. Should I focus on outing the fears to God in this letter? I think that’s where the over-planning and control is coming through. Thanks!

  23. Thank you Gabby, I SO needed to hear this today on so many different levels.

    I surrender my life to the Universe – I surrender the worry and anxiety of not knowing if I’m in the right career path and if there is a better job/career out there for me. I surrender my relationship with a family member that has been incredibly strained. I surrender the wondering what else is out there for me and if there is something better for me.

  24. I surrender my plans to be thin. I surrender plans to find another mate. I surrender my plans to control my children’s lives. I surrender my plans to plan out my future

  25. I surrender. I surrender the plan I have for my husband’s career. I surrender the plan I have for our family’s move. I surrender the plan for my attempting to control outcomes and details of just about everything in my life and I TRUST that the Universe has my family’s back. I surrender… and so it is!! 🙂

  26. I surrender my plans for feeling stuck in life. I am open to what I really want to do. I surrender my fears to do so – to take this first step. I release my fear of finances and how I project that outcome. Bid breath and letting go. Thank you for these Monday morning blogs. The best way to begin the day.

  27. I surrender my plan to meet a man that loves me as much as I love him. I surrender the plan to get married and have babies. I surrender to forcing this to happen and know it will happen when it’s supposed to…

  28. Love this! Also love your hair straight 🙂 this post is timely for me in my life because I am currently doing in vitro as part of my family planning. There is so much more to the back story (of course) but for anyone else that has gone through fertility treatments you know how heart wrenching it can be! I surrender the outcome to the universe and I believe God has three answers for us. Yes. Yes but not yet. Or lastly I have something better planned for you.

    Sat nam Gabby keep up the good work

  29. I loved this video Gabby thank you! LOL – The baby’s coming when the baby’s coming…but obviously you have to, ‘you know’!!! I’d love a video on soul contracts too – let’s bring the woo out to play!! 🙂

  30. I surrender my plan to help my boyfriend who currently is going through terrible life events.. last week he fell asleep behind the wheel and totaled his car.. with not much money at all to buy a new one and rent being due soon, I am doing all I can to help him and it is very stressful and am planning ways to make his life better and to avoid this situation again, but I know there is no way to avoid it. Thank you so much Gabby for inspiring me and him!

  31. I surrender my desire to travel, to have my visa approved, to join the VIP Pace Club Program and pay it in full, to also pay in full the core confidence retreat for December, I surrender my desire to go through the path of love, intimacy and connectedness.
    Let’s see where God takes me now. 🙂

  32. I surrender the outcome and direction of my life as I take a leave from my government job and move to the west coast in an attempt to find my place, my people and my passion.

  33. Hi Gabby! I love your energy! So positive and life affirming! Thank you for this video. I surrender my desire to live in a place I love! ????

  34. My sister sent this video to me today; she laughs also when I stress to plan then get defeated when the plan does not happen as planned! I surrender my plan to get pregnant after a miscarriage. I trust that this next healthy baby is waiting in line, has chosen me, and will chose the time that is all part of something greater. I surrender this plan. Namaste

  35. I surrender IT ALL! knowing their is a plan far greater then mine and that my power is in my presence. I Choose to let go and to be open to the synchronicity and flow of life! How epic????

  36. I surrender my strong desire to get cured from Parkinson’s disease immediately. I’m already whole and the Divine has a particular plan for me!!

    1. Dear Gabby, I have been following your youtube talks plus kundalini/yoga. They are really helpful & have touched my heart especially the Q&A you did at L.A.
      Also after seeing your recent sharing on “God laughs ” it really made sense regarding my/our confusion/anxiety of our upcoming book publishing. My husband and i have written a book on life’s lessons learnt along with the teachings we both have received from our Guru Saibaba( who is no more) from India.
      The narration revolves around our personal experiences here in U.S. and how we have received help at every point when we desperately needed Divine/universe guidance. It showed up when we completely surrendered.

      After i heard your you tube talk God laughs when we plan, i thought as if Divine is sending us a reiteration to hang in there in reverence, gratitude and surrender. Things will happen at God’s impeccable time.

      We appreciate your awesome and refreshing conversations, your simplicity and love. God bless you for making these wonderful videos. My husband and i share a common background in spirituality from our childhood. We both and our sons are involved in community service activities.

      We were so used to share and serve. We were not sure how to get in to marketing in future with our book or is it right to do and so on.

      We published couple of books in india and gave them for a charity. But this current book we are going to publish it through Balboa. This is our first time releasing a book here in U.S. we are really new. We are learning a lot from the publishing company.

      We know nothing about publishing. Have spent our savings in this process. At this point after finishing up everything that is required of us, we are simply patiently waiting on the publishers to get back to us so we can create the website. It is not easy as we have spent some years in to this project.

      When i happened to hear your youtube talk i understood little bit about not feeling guilty about keeping ourbook out there and spread the word that way people will be aware of it. We can also share our thoughts genuinely without coming across ” selling our product ” I liked your insights. Really appreciate your thoughts and emails.
      We are praying that our book will come out at the right time and see the light. It is a humble offering to the Divine within each one of us.
      God bless you for your wonderful work,
      Love and light,
      Jini kanagala,

  37. I surrender my plan to have a partner, be married and be pregnant by 40… very scary to surrender it, very scary to let go, but it really is the only option 🙂

  38. I loved this message Gabby! So timely for me too. I often have trouble surrendering my plans but then when I do and later look back, I realize that God had such a better plan than I could have ever dreamed up on my own!!

  39. i surrender my plans for my nonprofit, my children’s needs who live autism adventures….all families like us. my travels, the way in which i will get into and where i will attend medical school…okay even IF. i surrender whether my bf of over two years who is tired will surrender to recovery and love himself. i surrender mostly to loving and cleaning to zero so that trust and joy are reachable again. isurrender to taking action on todays things…love to you gabby. this shit of going big is so scary sometimes. i love you. thank u.

  40. Haha, so true, we didn’t do family planning: my husband had to prepare and direct an huge event, two weeks after my due date. I also worked on it till the last days, we had people on standby for when the baby would decide to come. The minute the show was done my water broke!

  41. I surrender my plan for finding the perfect kindergarten and elementary school for my son next year. I know I will be guided to the right decision that will be the best decision for him, our family, and community!

  42. I surrender to sell our condo and find the right home for my husband and I. To surrender from “family planning” and get pregnant when it is the right time. So excited 😀

  43. I surrender my boyfriend getting a job, me figuring out my next steps in my career and the launch of my dream business. I surrender us having a home to move in together and getting married. I surrender it all!

  44. I literally plan out almost every weekday step by step, and need the insight & enlightenment to let go of that control b/c it’s exhausting & stifling. It started out as me being an organized Mom & Wife CEO then as I added multiple other things into my life-every lil detail has been added to my to do lists (daily, weekly & yearly). This sounds absurd I know, but I cried & almost had a panic attack when I lost my “to do” list I had in my phone & couldn’t retrieve it no matter what I tried. I knew then that I had a serious problem. I’m ready to surrender to the control, the to do lists, the super planning & perfectionism, I’m just not sure how to get off the circus train & do that with a daily plan/to do list. Recommendations? I’m really ready to surrender.
    Please email : feartis@msn.com

  45. So many plans to surrender today:

    I surrender my plan of getting engaged, I surrender my plan of getting married and having kids in a certain window of time, I surrender my plan of publishing my first book, I surrender my plan of building a certain number of followers in a certain period of time. I surrender. I let go and let God.

    Thank you, Gabby, for this reminder.

    Thank you, God. Thank you, Angels. I surrender fully and completely. It’s out of my hands and I have faith your plan is the most magnificent outcome and I know I’ll be delighted every step of the way!



  46. I surrender my plan to get published.

    I’m about to submit my first book proposal, I’m 37 and I do worry about it not happening. During a training weekend with our soul brother Robert Holden I asked God what my job was and I heard ‘ Daughter of God, your job is to bring heaven’s books to earth.’ Powerful, beautiful, I cried. I felt like I finally knew why I am here. When I’m in the moment it’s all good, when I start thinking about it, I freak out! I’m truly inspired by you and your journey. Thank you Gabby. Much G Love from me to you xxx

  47. I surrender my plans to have everything perfectly organized in my life today. I surrender my career plans and stay open to all possibilities

  48. Love this video! I surrender my need to understand & to know everything about my relationships! And I surrender my need to have things happen at ” perfect timing” :))) Gabby, this proverb is very true & very wise! it’s specially true when it comes to having children – I’m a proud momma of 3 beautiful kiddos and each of them came along when the timing was perfect for them! :)))) babies are always a blessing ???????? Thank you so much for all your brave & amazing work xoxo

  49. Perfect timing, Gabby, as usual. I surrender my fear of thriving not just surviving. I surrender my outcome to this weeks work event. I surrender my anger at my ex and take my power back. I surrender my date to move back home. I surrender my fear of a new relationship. I surrender it all and enjoy today one moment at a time. Grateful, to be where I am. Sat Nam.

  50. I surrender my desire for love and know I will meet the perfect person for me at the perfect time. The universe has my back.

  51. Thank you so much Gabby for a wonderful message again. Its amazing how your messages, including the daily affirmation on the spirit junkie app are just what I need for that day or time in my life.
    I surrender my plans related to finding my life partner. I also surrender my plans on “all the steps I need to take to find my partner”.
    I surrender my plans related to my decluttering project.

  52. I surrender my idea for having to lose weight before being deemed “enough.” I surrender the fear I have been teaming with when it comes to building up my own business. I surrender the need for control {which is really just an illusion, anyway} over my future. I surrender the concept of lack over not having found my husband yet.

    God, I trust you. Show me what you’ve got!

  53. I delayed the obvious for many years. Than, the universe said enough… no more “when this happens I will do this”. Now I am on a totally unplanned journey and surrendering all the fears I had about leaving behind all the plans.
    Sometimes we make the choice to surrender and sometimes the universe helps by just making things happen.

  54. THANKS GABBY! I surrender my plans for ever retiring. Work is good for the soul! But too much of it can certainly burn you out!

  55. I surrender… trying to figure out the steps to walk my path… finding a deep spiritual romantic relationship… healing my past…self love and a whole lot more! I TRUST everything is coming and will be far greater than anything I could’ve imagined! love you Gabby, your posts are always exactly what I’ve needed at the exact moment I’ve needed it! God bless 🙂

  56. Great video! I surrender my plan of wanting to know who I will become within my spiritual awakening proces! It is soooo scary, but I will let it go and let love guide me. Thanks you!!

  57. I surrender my plans to the care of GOD as I understand him. He does know far better than I what is going to happen in my future…. I am so stuck in my marriage and trying to control it, to make it work, I need to let go and let GOD. Thank you Gabby!

  58. I surrender my plan to do everything perfectly with my training. I want to be a professional fighter and I struggle with fatigue. My professors always want me to be present for event training session and feel this pressure. I surrender my plan to please them at all times and to do absolutely everything perfectly

  59. I surrender my plans for when I will get pregnant and when that glorious new job I am waiting for that will allow space in my life to be pregnant and raise a family. I am going to focus on organizing my space so I am ready to walk through that door when it becomes open.

  60. I surrender my plan to find a partner and be in a committed relationship. I also surrender my plan for the perfect career and my date to move to CA. I surrender to God.

  61. I surrender my plans to move in with my serious boyfriend, and also my plans to switch careers. Giving it to Gd, Hallelujah! My weight is lifted.

    Thank you Gabby, for reminding me of my Truth and helping me to claim my freedom One Day At a Time!
    You are such a light!

  62. I surrender my plan to be of service to the world and all of the young girls who needs to hear my message. I surrender my plan to find my true purpose.
    Thank you Gabby for the support!

  63. I am definitely trying to let go and let God take over. I quit my job 8 months ago to find my true calling but have yet to feel that strong urge that most people seem to have. I have to say I found myself saying that I don’t feel like God is directing me. I feel absolutely lost and forgotten and now anxiety sets in each day about what am I going to do and if I really made the right decision at quitting in the first place. I try praying and asking for signs (I tried your method of sign asking in a previous video) but end up feeling worse. Any advice? ????

  64. I surrender my plans of getting published, of where I am meant to live; I surrender my business plan, all of my workshops, and in that space, welcome trust that all I must plan for is showing up & allowing my message to move through me.

    Thank you for holding the space for this. Could not have been a more Divinely timed topic. <3

    Sending massive love & sunshine to you, Gabby!!

  65. Gabby you always have perfect timing with your messages!! Blows my mind!

    I surrender my fear of not being good enough. I surrender my plan of finding a new career by February and trust that the Universe will guide me to the great good.

  66. Great video today! I am surrendering what and where I will go next with my yoga teaching for adults and children as well as my romantic life. I’m a baby boomer and so wish I had this when I was younger….this is multigenerational, but I have it now and am working on allowing things to happen. Thank you!

  67. I surrender trying to control every detail of my pregnancy, maternity leave and career plan. I know I am being guided in the right direction, and this video is exactly what I needed today 🙂 Thank you!!!

  68. Hi Gabby
    Thank you for the reminder. I couldn’t agree with you more. I have experienced this in my life, when I let go, the magic happens, the things I could never have possibly dreamed up happen! In saying this, I wonder your take on manifesting? Or perhaps the balance between the two. I have started manifesting lately and I’m not sure it’s for me. But affirmations or mantras are really amazing for confidence building. I’m just starting out in my own business and stepping into my own skin. I have a plan, but I also talk about unfolding. It can be so challenging to just let things unfold – especially when at first it is a slow burn…but I am excited so see what unfolds. Thanks again for the reminder xxx Josephine

  69. We had been TRYING to get pregnant for 7 months. Like stand on your head after sex, buy a fancy ovulation monitor- TRYING. We had a cruise scheduled for January and after 7 months I thought, “Since I’m not pregnant yet I really don’t want to be pregnant on the cruise so we’re not going to “try” in December so that I can drink and have a good time on the cruise.” God laughed and yes, I was three weeks pregnant on a moving ship at sea.

    I have a deep desire to be used by God. I want a profession that makes a difference in the world. That adds light and love, but I’m not sure how to do that. I surrender how to do that and wait on God to provide the answer.

  70. I surrender my need to find a job right now…i stop pushing and stressing myself out over my current situation. I know the Universe is rearranging itself for my highest good and will allow me the time and space i need to care for my dying father. Thank you Gabby. You are right, god is laughing at me right now!

  71. Great video, thank you Gabby! I’ve heard this message before, but your delivery is so great and it totally reinforced the power of the message 🙂

  72. I surrender my plans of finding a job, of finding a boyfriend that will be my husband, I surrender the time in which i’m supposed to graduate, I surrender my future and the need of knowing what I will study next and where I will go and what i’m gonna do next year.

  73. I surrender my desire to perfect my health. I surrender my plan to have a baby ASAP. I surrender my plan to find meaningful work.

    Thanks for this important reminder, Gabby — I really needed this today!

  74. I surrender my plans of finding a job and a boyfriend that will be my husband, I surrender the time in which i’m supposed to graduate, I surrender my future and the need of knowing what I will study next and where I will go and what i’m gonna do next year

  75. I surrendered my plan to get married and start a family earlier this year (and continue to surrender it). I still struggle from time to time with disappointment, but this is the first time in my life that I’ve felt my own power to take care of myself and follow my dreams regardless of what may come. It’s been amazing and I am so much happier 🙂

  76. I surrender my need to control every aspect of my future and the need to plan for worse case scenarios constantly. I trust in God that He will guide me down the path I am met to take.

  77. I am definitely trying to let go and let God take over. I quit my job 8 months ago to find my true calling but have yet to feel that strong urge that most people seem to have. I have to say I found myself saying that I don’t feel like God is directing me. I feel absolutely lost and forgotten and now anxiety sets in each day about what am I going to do and if I really made the right decision at quitting in the first place. I try praying and asking for signs (I tried your method of sign asking in a previous video) but end up feeling worse. Any advice? ????

  78. I surrender my need to be a certain weight and size and welcome health, peace and wellness. I also surrender my need for my partner to propose, for children to come at a certain time and for my career and business to follow a certain path.

    I surrender the how and welcome my desires (or something better) to manifest as is their natural course.


  79. I surrender my desire to become a self-employed life coach and to write a book.

    I surrender my desire to make a decision about a relationship.

    Your hair looks great in your vlog Gabby 🙂

    Sat nam, Catherine x

  80. Dear Gabby,

    I have felt the disappointment of the ‘re-direct’…sometimes the saying ‘if things were meant to be, they will be’, is used to casually, so dismissively and flippantly, that sometimes things we meant ‘for us’ but we got in our own way, and these things were then re-directed, and it’s so sad and I blame myself – although not entirely (other person has input too). I know this of myself, as I have felt the re-direct several times now. It’s very disappointing and saddening :-(.I’m practising not ‘freaking out’ over surprises if that makes sense….I start to get control-freak-y when I intuit something is about to happen, even something good…I loathe surprises, and am pretty sensitive – I’m trying to develop a calm mind, but when you sense something spiritual is happening (as a woman) sometimes I really feel men need to own their masculinity more – not be an irresponsible jerk, but to ‘strike….when the iron is hot’ so-to-speak, and not be SUPER accommodating like he’s trying to please women by being…a woman 🙁 or turning himself into one I mean. Because it’s slow & feminine, and…boring. And I felt rejected in the end. I will *try* to surrender all of this…..surrender the outcome and my next time I feel I’m about to freak out when I sense/intuit something, I will surrender that too. Thank you xox

  81. I surrender my plans on where and when to move! God! I’ve been struggling with this decision since temporarily moving ‘home’ two years ago and every time I attempt to make plans, things fall through. Every freakin’ time – friends in that particular city all move out, money issues come up, grrr…..always something. So you are absolutely right, Gabby, God has been laughing me for (at least) two years and now I just kind of let it go, see what happens and take it from there. Thanks for this awesome blog. I’m going to bookmark it. I may need to hear it again;-)

  82. I surrender my plan for the upcoming 21 day video series on happy relationships which starts on the 1st of Nov. So excited and so scared. First time I’m really putting myself out there. Let your will be done.

  83. I surrender my timeline for moving to San Diego.
    I surrender my hunt for my Beloved to revel himself to me.
    I let go, let God, and find amusement in all that is unfolding.

  84. Four years ago, me and my fiancé were planning to get married (we had the date and the place), I was leaving my job to go back to study and I got pregnant. It was the biggest shock of my life. Finally, my life took a very different direction than what I had thought. When we were ready to have a second kid, we tried once and I got pregnant. A few weeks later, I had a miscarriage and I was devastated. I got pregnant a month later (I didn’t even know it was possible), a few weeks later I started to bleed a lot during many days. I was sure I had a miscarriage again but they told me the baby was okay… I was in shock one more time. My due date is in a week ( November 2nd) and I’m surrending the birth ( the date, how long it will take, which midwife will be on call, etc).. because I know the baby will come when he’s ready.

  85. I surrender my plan to have a successful career. When the timing is right everything will fall into place. I feel grateful for all the love I have in my life. Loving husband and children. I focus on what I have to do today and not worry about the future. Thank you Gabby.

  86. I’m letting go of when and who I’m in a juicy relationship with. It’s in your hands Universe …

    Thanks for this reminder Gabby!

  87. I surrender my plan to keep becoming a super successful inspired coach in the next 6 months. All I can do is stay present and open to what wants to happen. A wink & nod to the universe x

  88. God Laughs when you make plans, but God always sends a message just when you need it! Thanks for this awesome video and message! I surrender my plans of wanting that promotion that I know I deserve, but worried sick on whether or not I will get it! I’m letting it go!

    1. This posted before I was ready!!
      It should read:
      This is perfect timing of course. This morning I pulled a card from your Mircles Now cards and it said “I don’t need to find my purpose it will find me” 🙂

  89. I surrender my plan to stop working in corporate finance and earn a comparable (or better) living by owning my own bookstore. I surrender my plan to move out of suburbia and into a quant town just like Stars Hollow of Gilmore Girls fame. 🙂

  90. I let go of the need to control when I have a baby and when I get married again. When the universe answers my desire, ill know which step to take.

  91. I surrender my pessimistic thoughts about my fertility journey (long story) and my tendency to believe God forgot about me, or is mad at me for my past. I surrender the negativity and replace them with loving self acceptance and the deep understanding To let Go and Let God reveal his plan, I open my heart and soul to receive those plans in the time set by God. Thank you Gabby!

  92. So perfect for right now. I am writing a guidebook and, while I know the “thing in front of me” is to finish it and make it the best it can possibly be, I’ve been getting caught up in all the stuff that’s required around launching the project (in Spring 2016)… marketing, social media strat, etc. Ridiculous, right? If I don’t finish the dang book, there will be nothing to launch. I have to release all those future plans for now and trust that everything will fall into place once I have done my very best research and writing. Thanks for helping me put my feet on the ground Gabby! x

  93. My mail box had a mal from a friend from the past who I wish to meet to overcome my lack of faith in myself, he said: take care. I’ll make a plan. N my eyes went to Gaby’s : God laughs when you make a plan n couldn’t help bursting into laughter. God has such a sense of humour! So I surrender to God whatever I am hoping to achieve, he will surprise me by blessing me beyond my wildest dreams.

  94. I surrender my fears and insecurities about not being good enough, not knowing what to do, worrying about what others think , all my anger and sadness at past situations related to love and work, and feelings of deep sadness, I surrender all of these and I know the universe has my back. Sat nam , amen and blessings to all who post

  95. Thank you Gabby, so timely for me right now (and everyone else it seems). I surrender my plans to find the next right permanent job and I trust that the temp work that’s coming in will be OK and enough. I trust that I will be guided to the next job for me. I surrender my fears about manifesting a relationship with a man that I like, I trust in the universe that my energies and confidence will build back up and that I’ll be back to full health (had the flu recently and changes with leaving my job). I trust in a loving universe and that I’ll be back in the flow. Thank you to everyone and to Gabby. XX

  96. What a GREAT topic! I tend to be a lot better at letting go of big life plans. I have my intentions but am willing to be re-directed. It’s the day-to-day stuff I find challenging. I know what needs to get done and I’d like to let go a bit more but if I do, it would be at the expense of say not having prepared food. I wish I could just buy out but I’m on a hypoallergenic diet. Not sure how to let go of this kind of stuff when the result of not getting something done is so impactful and yet the amount of time required is at the expense of sleep.

  97. This video made me smile!

    I surrender the negativity, spite, and control my boss loves to have on her staff. I’m happy to know that I’m not her.

  98. Hi Beauty,

    I want to be filled with faith that God and the angels are helping to me to live a life beyond my wildest dreams and peacefully moving on from the way I wanted my life to look like by a certain time in all aspects of my life. I seek outcomes and situations that only bring my health, joy, beauty, creativity and prosperity. I want to trust that my hubby and our marriage is so far better that I ever could’ve imagined. And that this man brings out my more compassionate, delicate, receptive, silly, pretty, feminine nature rather my ego.

    Thank you for holding space for me!

    May you be at peace and filled with joy!
    *Much Love*
    Marita Veronica

  99. I surrender my need to control my career and vocation so that it fits my desired outcome. I release my need to find a soulmate and get married. ????????

  100. I surrender my desire to be free of illness and my desire to have a healthy and loving relationship with a man who loves and accepts me unconditionally.

  101. I surrender my need to over think my future since my recent engagement. It will be my second marriage and a blending of 5 beautiful children. I want so much to do it right this time – I surrender the relationship and wedding to God and trust our union will be blessed – just need to let Go

  102. Thanks Gaby, so timely! My dad died last monday after an operation that happened three weeks ago, and that was meant to make his life better. Cherish the present moment, you cannot know which circumstances in the universe come together at which point in time .

  103. I surrender trying to plan ahead and worrying about what is going to happen when i resign from my job and change countries. I believe one door will close and another will open. I let go and I let God.

    Thank you x


  105. I surrender my plan to get the job at the place I want to work for TODAY and for that matter, tomorrow, the next day, or at all. I surrender my plan to get the job. I also surrender my plan to get a perfect studio apartment by December 1st.

  106. My 84 year old mother has used the expression “we make plans and God laughs” for my entire life and it is always at the most appropriate times. Gabby…you are amazing and you are now reminding me to let go of finding that “perfect relationship” and that somehow, after dating for almost 14 years post divorce, that ‘he” is somehow out there and will find me 🙂 (lets hope so because on your advice I am “letting go”……

  107. I surrender my need to control the grieving process. I let go of what I think grief should be; what it should look and feel like and I accept it for what it is.

    I surrender all judgement of myself and of my body.

    I surrender and I trust.

  108. I surrender to God and the divine spirit the fulfillment of my life long passions and creative dreams. Your video reminder could not have come at a more divinely aligned moment, I JUST said to myself today, “do you really think you would have this dream and heart’s desire if it wasn’t meant to come true?” I reminded myself hours ago how God wants the dream in our heart to come true, it just might not be on MY timeline. It’s on order and WILL be delivered in divine time and I am sure way more magical than I am trying to figure out! Ha ha My soulmate was sent to me after I searched the world over and with me all along and I was blessed with my bucket list dream wedding in Tahiti, I have to remind myself that DREAMS DO COME TRUE and I need to shift from fear to love.

    Thank you Gabs for the validating video so I could laugh at the absurdity some more and surrender to the divine order.

    Pure light from my heart to yours!

    Love xo

  109. What a great post, and so relevant to me this week. Started a plan to take control of my life, looked at a move, and then God brought me a wonderful man that is moving here! I couldn’t be more elated. But that said I am telling myself that even with all this happiness “This too shall pass”. enjoy the moment

  110. I surrender my plans to self publish, get great sales for my book and being financially and legally free and independent from my current guardian by December 2015.

    AH!!!! that felt good! THANK YOU

  111. I surrender my plans of moving abroad again! I surrender the desire of spending some more time with “that guy”! I surrender the pressure and need to always look perfect and fit!! I surrender all! God, you guide it!

  112. Thank you! I just picked up planning again after giving up for nearly a year. I was seeing that no matter what I planned, it just didn’t happen. Now, my happy medium is to set an intention the night before and make a list. And then wake up and see what happens. I have been head aching over a lot of things lately…so it is nice to be reminded to let go and let god. Thanks again, Gabby 🙂

  113. For more than 1 1/2 year, I have been dealing with a Chondral defect. Today, I want to release the fear of not healing from my Chondral defect and emotional eating. Praying that God will provide me a sign to healing of knee pain and overeating. Show me a sign in a form of a person.

  114. Gabby,

    I am reading spirit babies now and really like it! Thanks for the recommendation it is just what I needed. I have a question for you…I wish I can surrender more but am kind of lost. Is there an aspect of surrender but also hope? I have always wanted to be a mom but after many fertility treatments I’m losing hope. To have a child I will need to plan it more than most people and am requiring a lot of modern medicines help. I am happily married and am genuinely grateful for so much in my life but I can’t seem to give up on this baby thing. I can’t seem to let go. I guess what I’m trying to ask is where is the balance between hope and asking the universe for what my heart desires and when do you let your dream go? Sometimes I feel like a two year old child myself and want to stomp my feet and cry until I get my way. Not proud of it but it is how I feel. Thanks Gabby 🙂

    1. Pam, please know you’re not alone in your fertility journey, your post said everything I’m feeling & going through. I too am reading Spirit Babies. I couldn’t have said it better. Thanks for your courage to share.

  115. This video is so appropriate. I’m the type of person who loves to be analytical and plan things out, but for all the times I have been successful in reaching my goals, such as going to the college of my choice, I have failed in many other situations, such as trying to chase whatever get rich quick scheme to make money. Interestingly enough, I was rather awkward in high school with regard to dating, and I prayed for a girlfriend very much; preferably one who was sort of loose sexually and would allow me to lose my virginity. The universe, in its infinite wisdom, sent me a bible thumper. Obviously I had a lot to learn about relationships, but I fell totally in love with personal would not trade my life experiences with her for anything on this earth.

    Having said that, I think the hard part for me is trying to let go and let God, the universe, etc., take over after I set my intention on what I want to manifest in my life. I would love to have multiple streams of passive income right now, as well as a meaningful romantic relationship with a beautiful woman, the opportunity to travel across the country , to Europe and Brazil, and a new loft condo in Chicago, but how do I recognize the signs after I surrender my desire to the universe? I watched you video about seeing signs of manifestation, but I can’t think of anything other than a giraffe riding a motorcycle. More importantly, how do I recognize the universe having my back and not my ego steering me that wrong way?

  116. I surrender my plan of controlling every detail in my life, including my husbands behavior towards me! I can be super uptight and want things to be like in the movies.

  117. Thank you… This really touched me. I deeply, and whole heartedly surrender the need to find my partner/soulmate right now. I know God has an amazing plan for me, and it will be when the time is right for both of us. Xoxo

  118. I surrender my plan of controlling how much weight to lose by certain dates. I will let universe do its thing and guide me. Xoxo

  119. I surrender all of my fear but I specifically surrender my fear of and surrounding the man that God told me, and continues to tell me, will be my husband.

  120. Love this! Totally spoke to me-thank you!!
    I would love to hear more about baby’s and Soul Contracts you briefly mention at the end of your video 🙂

  121. I surrender my anger and sadness and confusion and fears and hurt feelings and disappointment and abandonment over the situation with T, and know the universe has my back, blessings to all

  122. I surrender ALL of it. Particularly my money issues and stress about what the future will bring. And the corruption we are dealing with and all the uncertainty and lack of faith that brings. I surrender it ALL!

  123. I surrender the shame and guilt from the interaction, I surrender and release in peace, I surrender the feelings of hurt, confusion, and sorrow around decisions, and I surrender my sadness and anxiety over communicating with T,
    and I know the universe has my back, peace and blessings to all who post, sat nam

  124. I surrender my intense sadness and anxiety and confusion and shame regarding T, I also release and surrender the stress of worrying about it and what people think, peace and blessings to all who post sat nam

  125. I surrender my deep sadness and anxiety about the choices I have made in the past and how to figure out the best choices for the future. I also surrender my worries and frustration over my work and my anxiety and sadness about how to communicate with T and my stress about controlling communication and outcomes. Sat nam and peace and blessings to all who write . Peace

  126. I surrender from trying to decide wether what career path to choose from either being a Dietician or a Preschool Teacher. I also surrender to planning my dream house.

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