Monday, February 7, 2011
Life's a Highway... No Really it is!
I came up with this analogy in my English class ( when I was totally paying attention to what I was suppose to be doing)so please bear with me...
okay, so we've all heard those feel good saying about giving God control, and how we need to handover the steering wheel of our life to God because we can't do it on our own right? Right. Yet with that beautiful nugget of truth running around, there are still so many people who are discouraged because they feel that even when then give control over to God, nothing seems to happen, or things still come out all twisted up. Is it God's fault then?...HAHA! no -.-. It's Ours.
SO many times we tell God to take control of our lives and call the shots, yet we don't mean it. Many people think that's what they do when they confess Jesus Christ to be their Lord and Savior, give God all of the control. Salvation is the first step, telling God "hey I believe in you and I acknowledge that I need you because I can't do it on my own". So pretty much with salvation, your simply letting God get into the car of your life. We then need to take or new found relationship with God a step further, and tell Him " hey, you know what? We've been hanging out for a while now, and I feel like I trust you enough to drive without crashing, so why don't you take the wheel?, I'm sure you'll do a way better job than me!". When we hand over the wheel it needs to be out of complete and total trust in God that He will help us and lead us the right path for us.
But WE need to be the ones to hand it over to God, He won't take it from us by force, it's not in His nature. It's when we spend time with Him and learn to truly trust Him and His plans that we are able to fully let go of the wheel and not be annoying backseat drivers anymore.
The point of this whole road trip analysis is that When you ask God to Help you, you need to really mean it, you need to ask Him without a plan B, or C. You can't be praying to God for help, when your flesh has already come up with a plan just in case "God doesn't come true" because in that way of thinking, you've already decided that you can't trust God, hence the plan B. Why would God Bless pride? especially Pride that is belittling His power? He wouldn't. He'd simply say " you aren't really asking for my help, so I won't give it to you". Not to say that He'll turn away from us, He'll simply let us do it on our own,the way deep down in our hearts we were already going to in the first place.
God loves you,never doubt that, but He won't impose His plans for your life on you, you need to sincerely want Him to work in you, it's the only when you've completely gotten rid of your way of thinking and all your plans A-Z that He'll do the great things He wants to do through you Honestly seek Him and trust Him and you'll be amazed and the wonders He( and He alone)can achieve on your Journey :)
Hope You Guys Have a Great Week!
Posted by Monica at 2:55 PM