Take your hands off the wheel
As I’ve written devotionals and blogs, I’ve learned to disregard irony. There are times in my life when I hear God speak to my heart. Sometimes, however, it takes a second voicing of the same subject to let me know—“Hey, this is it!” Such is the case of this devotional.
First of all, if God tells you to take your hands off the wheel while you’re driving, you may want to question what he’s talking about! The wheel I want to talk to you about is the steering wheel of our lives. You see, each of us has a guide leading the direction of our footsteps and life. It may be you. It may be God. Or, then again, MAYBE ITS YOU!
So many times in our lives, we try to take the driver’s seat. I know that I’m guilty of it.
There are problems with taking the lead of your life. For starters, you have no clue how to lead your life! God sees it all; you only see what’s in front of you. Secondly, your timing is not good. The Bible says, “Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord” (Psalm 27:14 NLT). Thirdly, you can only live-up to what you can produce on your own. With God, there are no limits as to what he can do in your life for his glory! He wants his best for you to come alive in your life.
“…the Lord is near. Be anxious for NOTHING, but in EVERYTHING by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which SURPASSES all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:5-7 NASB emphasis mine).