Ministry implies burdens. Life insists upon them. Therefore, we are not called to follow Jesus in order to lay claim on a care-free walk. It isn't going to happen. This is quite an important notice to our hearts.
Surrender is a sort of Sunday School term. We use it especially at the Lord's Supper as well as sprinkle it in sermons for effect. Surrender is man's Give Up-ness; therefore, it is a good thing. Think about this: the reason many give up (on the project) is because they refuse to give up (of their own ingenuity). Man has his "Give Ups" completely backwards. He is caught wearing his faith inside out.
If we will give up ourselves (surrender to the fact we can't cause anything to develop on our own), we will immediately find ourselves placed upon the stage of effective success. This will cause us to never give up on the project as it isn't ours. We have surrendered it to Him. If it is to be it is because of Him; not us.
Thus, we are set free to dream, to try, to imagine. We give up our ingenuity and skill at the door. We receive, instead, His perfect wares that we might do His work at His level under His direction in His timing. We then become effective everywhere we turn because we learn to give up the right thing; not the dream but the control.
If we will give up we will discover we never reach a point where we give up.