Cruise ControlWednesday, August 25, 2010
I have had my driver's license for many years now, but I have to admit that before this time I had never used the cruise control feature on any of our vehicles! Was it because of fear? Or was it something else? As I sat behind the wheel, mulling over that question, I realized that my true reason for hesitation had been because I was reluctant to give over control to something other than myself. That discovery surprised me and I began to think of other areas in my life where I have felt the need to be in total control. In every one of those places I have learned that when allowing the Lord to lead me, things have gone so much smoother. In times when my burdens were so heavy I bent under the load, it was when I submitted to God that the weight was lifted. Even during rushed times when trying to meet a deadline, it was when I relaxed and allowed God to set the pace that I felt my stress release. "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." (Matthew 11:28-30).
How many times in your life have you resisted the Lord’s guidance? For me, it has been way too many, but, I have found that when I remember to be yoked with the Lord and set my life on His cruise control everything falls perfectly into place – for God’s pace is steady and His road is straight.
Living for Him,