I’m certain that out running in the pre-dawn silence is where God speaks most clearly to me. Today was no different. I have been struggling with some things and I was searching for answers on what I needed to do in order to regain control of my life. While it is a crazy time of year, I just wanted to calm the chaos. I thought to myself ‘put both hands on the wheel and steer this stuff where you want it to go.’
Then it hit me. Well, God hit me.
That is called the God of convenience. Here’s a hint. Try to avoid this.
Fortunately, God is quite forgiving and never leaves us. He’ll just sit tight and let us keep going the wrong direction. He intervenes many times before we drive off a cliff, but he allows us to be stubborn and stupid.
We live in one of three ways at various times in our lives. There are always two hands on the wheel, but are they both yours, both God’s, or one of each?
One of each sounds really nice. Sort of like a team. The trouble comes when you realize your preferred route is largely different from God’s. He won’t fight you on this. He’s patient. Next thing you know your hands are back at 10 & 2 going the way you came.
Life isn’t best lived under our own control.
No, life is a really long road trip. We’re human. Eventually, we’re going to need to let someone else drive. The sooner we realize that the less distance we have to travel to get back home. I’ve gotten WAY off track at times and the road back, even with God in firm control, can be a long one.
I’m sure by tomorrow or next week I will find myself driving once again, but for today…it’s God turn. Think I’ll try to take a nap.
Run in Peace, Rest in Grace