My grandfather used to have a tag on his car that said, “God is my co-pilot.” I thought it was a cute saying. Last night that phrase came to my mind and I started thinking that it’s not really that good of a thought. I will admit that I am a control freak. I do not like it when things don’t go as I had planned or something unexpected happens. I know it’s not a good characteristic but some things are just to obvious to deny. So, because I’m a control freak, I know that I often put God in the co-pilot seat. I want to drive, I want to know where I’m going. God can come along for the ride, He can be there if I get in a jam to help me out…..if I listen to Him. The truth is God wants to be my pilot and your pilot. Maybe He wants to take the scenic route, when I want to hurry and get to my destination. Maybe He is taking another route because He is all knowing and prevents me from getting hurt. Maybe He wants someone else to ride along that I may not particularly want around. He could even want to take me on a shortcut and I’m going the long way, because I am used to that way. Whatever the case may be, I need to let God be in control instead of me.
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,’ says the Lord, ‘plans for well-being and not for trouble, to give you a future and a hope. (NLV)