Letting Go of the Wheel…

Life can have a way of “sneaking” past us as we navigate the day to day activities and go through the motions of home, work, family, and other responsibilities.

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And if we are not careful, we can actually ”miss out” on what God is actually desiring to do in us and through us.

As I took a pause in my own schedule today, God clearly showed me an illustration of a car’s steering wheel.

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In prayer, God’s Spirit was firm yet gracious: ”I want to take the wheel. Trust my direction for your life.”

As I continued on my prayer walk, I pondered how this looked “practically” in my current world of busyness and more busyness.

I closed my eyes and imagined me no longer in the driver seat of a car, but functioning as a ”passenger.” The imagery reached my other senses and I immediately felt a load of pressure lift off of my shoulders in a very specific area of my life.

Boy, did this feel good

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God at the steering wheel could mean different things for your particular situation, but I imagine that most would agree that:

•The Lord knows the detours, stops, and ”traffic” better than us and He will never “steer” us wrong. He sees the bigger picture. (Isaiah 55: 8-9)

•The Lord’s desire to “steer” is ultimately for His Glory and our good. He wants to see only good fruit produced from our lives and efforts. (John 15: 1-4)

•The Lord wants us to rest in Him and experience the true peace that supersedes anything that would try to take the place of Him – addiction, love of money, unhealthy relationships, overworking, etc. (1 Peter 5:7)

•Our “passenger seat” position should not equate to laziness or a disregard for necessary responsibilities, but our position helps us gain a better perspective about where our devotion lies and where our hearts are being fulfilled. (Exodus 20:3)

Isaiah 48:17 (The Message): 

“I am God, your God, who teaches you how to
live right and well. I show you what to do, 
where to go.”
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Are you with me?

#LettingGoOfTheWheel #JesusTakeIt #ISurrender

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