If you are headed to a certain destination in your car, you probably have a route you take, so you steer your car in that direction. On the other hand if you are riding with someone, they are in control, so they take the route they choose and you are just along for the ride. Either way you get to where you are going.
Life in general takes us in all different directions. sometimes we look at our situations and wonder, “how in the world did I ever get to this place in my life? ” But when we finish our race we want to know that we have gotten to the place God destined us to be and doing what God called us to do.
Too many times we allow other people to take control of our lives and steer us in the direction of their choosing. Sometimes the actions and influence of others will take us on a journey that we perfer not to go. Its the plan of satan to stop God’s plan. As tuff as it may sound, the only life I have control over is my own life. When our children are small our job is to steer them in the direction of the Lord. You should never force your children to be what you didn’t become. Steer them toward God and God will take them where He wants them to go and do what He has placed in their hearts to do. An example of this is that parents try to make a football player out of a doctor. Once a child is grown and gone its up to them to steer their own lives. Your job is just to continue to pray for them.
When test and trials come our way (and they are coming) we have to make a choice. Will we give up or get up and go on? Are you going to let the enemy have the steering wheel?
Are you going to let him take control of your life and drive you over the cliff? Thats his plan to steal, kill and destroy. John 10:10
The enemy is always trying to get us off our path. The Word of God says we have a bright path. Where there is light, you can see clearly. If he can’t stop us from stepping out in our walk with God, he will set up roadblocks and detour signs. ( You better do this or do that).
Thats all designed to get us going in a direction thats leading to nowhere. It becomes a burden and not a blessing. Jesus said in Matthew 11:30 “My yoke is easy and my burdens are light.” Sheep are not built to carry heavy loads. Ps. 23 says “He makes me to lie down in green pastures, ( a place of flourishing) He leads me by still waters.” (Not turmoil and confusion). God is not the Author of Confusion.
The question I pose is this. Who is at the steering wheel of your life? Are you being lead by man and their opinions or by what God says in His Word? Is your thinking in line with God or are you allowing others to think for you?
Jesus made this statement. ” I only do what the Father says to do and only say what the Father says to say.” In the garden praying to His Father, his flesh was crying out, “Is there any other way?” ” Not my will, but your will be done. ”
He allowed God to stay in control, to steer his life through death, hell and the grave. Thats dedication and committment. Too many times when our backs are against the wall, we will take the easy route. Whatever is easiest on the flesh.
My friends, its easy to serve God when everything is bright and beautiful. The test of faith is when you don’t know what to do or which way to go——-at the cross roads of your life.
Thats when you have to look up in the face of God and say to Him, GOD I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO, BUT MY EYES ARE UPON YOU!! I acknowlege you, in all my ways and I know you will direct my path.