Over a month ago, we managed to get Bradley insured on my car. This was a dream come true for me, as over the past year I’ve developed a mild hate for driving. Little did I know how hard I’d find letting him drive my car.
I particularly hate the way he brakes. I feel like he does it at the last possible minute. I’m constantly shouting “Brake babe brake, brake, brake”. My foot also tries to do the braking itself, even though I’m not in the driver’s seat.
So when I was reading about how Jesus teaches us to pray in Matthew 6:10, it reminded me of my situation with Bradley. Jesus teaches his disciples how to pray. He says to always ask God in prayer that “thy will be done”, meaning that we put God’s will above our own.
It’s as if I’m putting God in the driver’s seat of my life. Praying that He has His will means scooting over and sitting in the passenger seat, resisting the urge to interfere with where or how God is driving us.
I have been praying like this for the past year or so, but I still find myself doubting and worrying about things that I’ve technically given to God. I still try to grab hold of situations and try to fix things. Why? Do I see myself greater than God? Do I doubt that He won’t step into my situation? That He’s not already in my situation? Do I not believe that He’s with me today and tomorrow and forever more? Do I not know that He has a plan for my life, greater than I could ever imagine?
It’s almost as if I need a daily reminder of who God really is. I need to remember that He’s a Miracle Worker, Father, Friend, Creator, Shepherd, Healer, Restorer and that nobody else can drive my life better than He can – not even myself. All I have to do is sit next to Him and enjoy the journey.
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