Let God Drive
A few years ago there was a popular bumper sticker that many placed upon their vehicles. It said, “God is my co-pilot.” While I appreciate the sentiment of people desiring for God to be in their lives, the concept is flawed. The idea of a co-pilot is someone who is there in case the pilot needs help. He steps in when the pilot is not in control. The Bible, however, is telling us that God needs to be our pilot—not our co-pilot—because God needs to be in control of our lives at all times!
Think about what Jesus said in the garden of Gethsemane. He prayed for the cup of suffering to pass from Him, but in the end He stated, “not as I will, but as You will” (Matthew 26:39) and “not My will, but Yours, be done” (Luke 22:42). If this was Jesus’ attitude in the face of the cross, it should be our attitude at every moment of our life. God calls us to be “living sacrifices” (Romans 12:1). This means that we put God in the pilot’s seat, and let Him drive.
Here’s the great thing about this. Life is so much better when God is driving! We can never be fulfilled seeking our own agenda because we really don’t know what is good for us (Jeremiah 17:9), but God knows what is best for us at every moment! That is awesome because by following him, every second of the day is an opportunity for Him to bless me and for me to be fulfilled living for Him. God is so great, and He is the greatest giver (James 1:17). He won’t send us showers, but thunderstorms of blessings. It will take your breath away, it will be so beautiful! Praise Him for his wonderful love and blessings in His Son Jesus! God bless you, and I love you.