Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | March 2, 2017

Who’s Really In Control?

mar-2“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6 (NLT)

I miss the days of pushing these carts around the grocery store. My sons loved to “drive” down each aisle. When they turned the wheel to the right, the cart turned right. When they turned the wheel to the left, the cart still turned right. Wait…that can’t be right, can it?

My boys loved to “drive” the cart around the store, but were they really driving? No, I was really in control of the cart. I decided which way to turn, when to stop, and when to start moving again.

I’m sure you’ve heard this saying: “You need to give God control of your life. You need to move out of the driver seat and let Jesus take the wheel.” I may be alone in this, but this analogy is a pet peeve of mine. Please allow me to explain.

God is sovereign. Jesus is the King of kings and Lord of lords. He is not relegated to the passenger seat prepared to “take the wheel” whenever we decide to give up control. We may think we’re in the driver seat, but really we are spinning the plastic wheel in the kiddie car, beeping the little horn.

When my boys tired of “driving” down the aisles, they would sit back and rest. The cart still rode smoothly along even when they weren’t trying in vain to direct the shopping cart.

Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

We, as Christians need to just sit back and rest in His sovereignty. He is trustworthy. If we will surrender to the ultimate Driver instead of trying in vain to direct our own lives, the Lord will make our paths straight. God loves us more than we can even fathom. Let’s lean on His perfect wisdom rather than our own faulty understanding.

“Lord, I surrender to Your will, trusting that You will direct my path.”

 

For His Glory

Tammy Randlett(http://staletoast.com)
TRBC Women’s Life

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