I am the best backseat driver…if you were looking for one…I’m the best! Just ask my husband. I am sure he will give me excellent reviews. I demonstrate clearly when to step on the brake. I give perfect hindsight as to what I would have done in every situation. I know exactly when to brace myself for crashes (which seem to occur A LOT when I’m not driving). I don’t miss ANY opportunity to scream-navigate (a.k.a. help) the driver AND the GPS–to and from a destination…even though I have ZERO sense of direction.
I’m cracking myself up but, at the same time, it’s kind of sobering as I realize I do the same thing to God if I’m not careful.
I’ve been clearing out my office for a couple of days now. Fourteen years of doing my own thing, running ahead of God, making my own plans, dreaming my own dreams. It’s not like I didn’t talk to God all those years in the stuff I was doing. But I think I was more of a backseat driver…I really wanted to be in control and I wanted God to join me and bless me in what I was doing. I never said that but my actions proved it.
I chose to burn everything that was of me…it was symbolic to me as I don’t want to run ahead of God again. I needed to die to myself, all my plans, all my dreams. There was a lot of burning going on! Boxes and boxes of stuff…not bad stuff…just ME stuff.
It hurt (at first) because there was a lot of work in that stuff. But as each pile burned, freedom took its place. I don’t wanna be no backseat driver. God, YOU got the wheel, take me where YOU want to go. My heart is YOURS, no matter where we roll.
HE is the Author of my NEW LIFE.
I don’t wanna be no backseat driver to God anymore. I’m putting my trust in Him. It’s a little bit overdue.
God, tame this beating heart in my chest because everything in me wants to jump ahead…
So light it up, light it up…Don’t let it fade…Show me the way…I’m gonna move with YOU.
I want Your Way, Yahweh!
John 12:24-26 (ESV) 24 Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. 25 Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. 26 If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.