‘Be careful what you ask for, cause you just might get it all’ – Chris Daughtry
Many times we ask for things but we are not quite sure what it is we are asking for. The fine print (that we ignore) is usually a detail that comes back to ‘bite us’ where it hurts.
The prayer ‘Jesus take the wheel’. It seems appropriate at the time. I mean Jesus comes in, saves the day and all is well. A couple of days later, He directs this car (read: your life) up the steepest hill to the North. All this time you were coasting down hill headed South-West . Then you are up in arms saying that this was not part of the plan. Yet, you asked Him to come and take the wheel. Maybe some clarity is needed. How long do you need Him to take the wheel? Is He taking the wheel of your life to get you where you want to go or get you where He desires for you to be? These are fundamental questions that need to be asked.
Proverbs 16:9 (NIV)
In their hearts humans plan their course,
but the Lord establishes their steps.
This song below is one that I have learnt to sing as I really think about what I am saying. It is not about the hype or emotions tugged in my heart.
God uses people in different ways. In human folly, some purposes seems more noble than others. However, the one that the Lord calls us to is the one that He desires for us to do. When I think about the way the Lord used Ezekiel and Hosea I realize that their purposes were not easy, the Lord took the wheel and led them to His purpose for the sake of His kingdom.
Are you willing to let Him fully take the wheel? To some extent, our plans must entertain God :) Most of them are usually headed in the opposite direction of where He needs us to go. He is such a merciful God, who takes us as we are and leads us in the way everlasting. Jesus is truly the best shepherd. His sheep can trust Him to guide them to the place He needs them to go.
His grace is sufficient.