You were wondering what it’s like when God’s behind the wheel…?

Do you ever open the window of your life and realize that there is more out there than you realized? Maybe the extent to which you’ve been living with faith has not been enough considering what you’re beginning to understand about the possibilities in front of you.

I don’t know about you, but I love when my world suddenly takes on wider dimensions. That is when I know God is at work and the seat belt I’m wearing is about to come in real handy. My confidence reaches an all-time high when I am most aware that God is in the driver’s seat of my life and He’s about to turn up the speed and whip a wild turn.

There’s nothing more exciting than encountering the rewards of letting God lead you. I’m telling you, it’s worth it. Yeah, there may be long stretches of I’m-not-sure-what-you’re-doing-God but even these times cannot be compared with the emptiness of not living with God. His presence in our day-to-day experience is irreplaceable.

Now, the fact that God is indispensable does not mean that He bows to make completing our lives His ultimate purpose. I believe this is seeing Him in the wrong way: God is the One in whom we find ourselves complete, but not because He is working toward this goal. God is above the goal of make our lives complete. He defines what He wants to do; He is not defined by something that needs to be done.

Therefore, we are the ones who learn to bow to the One who makes us complete. He is who we need to receive from, not the other way around. So we receive slow times as well as speedy, adrenaline-fueling times with gratitude and peace. We don’t run the show, but the God who does has shown us–and will continue to show us as many times as we have to see it–that He’s got our back. Knowing this is the Truth, fastens our lives to the Rock and catapults our hearts into the ride of our lives. Are you ready to strap yourself in so the Driver can get going?

2 thoughts on “You were wondering what it’s like when God’s behind the wheel…?

  1. Now, the fact that God is indispensable does not mean that He bows to make completing our lives His ultimate purpose. I believe this is seeing Him in the wrong way: God is the One in whom we find ourselves complete, but not because He is working toward this goal. God is above the goal of make our lives complete. He defines what He wants to do; He is not defined by something that needs to be done.

    Some amazing truth, Elaine. I marvel at the thought of what the church would become if we ceased presuming what God needs to accomplish and began seeking Him to understand His grand purpose: more specifically, lived our lives to demonstrate His glory rather than further our esteem because of the work He’s done in us. The transformation within us is a blessing of which to give thanks, but even this is designed to display and communicate the light of Christ. If we pursue holiness as a personal endgame, that message becomes confused or dismissed, because we’ve managed to throw ourselves into the grand story, when He has privileged and chosen us to expand the fame of Himself to the rest of creation.

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