#faithbites #faithjourney wheel
I’ve always been a fixer type person. When I see a challenge, I want to go in and make it right. It could be my problem or someone elses, but I feel that I need to fix it. Today during my huddle group, one of my peers, said we just need to step back and let God do the work.
When I heard the song Jesus, Take the Wheel, or the bumper stickers that say Jesus is my co-pilot, I wondered how good of a pilot do you have to be for Jesus to be your co-pilot. Often, we think we have to fix everything. That by sure force of will, we can make change. Instead, if we prayed, shared our prayers, and let God take over, we would get a better solution.
Are you able to take a step to the side and let God work?
You just read the verses above and probably think I’m sending mixed messages. How can you let God do the work if you are weak and if you are working for the Lord. Aren’t these contradictory? Actually not.
Often we try so hard that we are burning energy (mind, body, and spirit) on fruitless tasks. We believe we are strong enough to tackle anything without God and we do it to no avail. Then, the lesson or situation comes back again and again.
This is a three step process. 1) Admitting you are weak and can’t do it without God. 2) Going to God for help. 3) Working for God in the way he laid out for you. We often try to do #3 first thinking we are working for God but using our own energy.
So let’s remember who created all of this. If he can do that in 7 days, he surely can help us in our time of need.
This may be the easiest and hardest challenge of all. Step Back. You don’t need to fix anything. Pray to God, turn it over to him, and let Jesus take the wheel. You will be amazed how things seem to work out if you let him take over.
Father God, you have given us so many talents and skills. We try to put those to use everyday, but some days we are fighting windmills. We are trying to move mountains by ourselves. Help us to step back and let you do your work. We are your workers but sometimes we mess up the message. Help us to know when to work and when to rest. We know that you’ve got this. Thank you for always being there for us. In your name, Amen.