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Backseat Driver

I don’t want to be no backseat driver. I don’t want to navigate, won’t you take it over? I don’t want to ever doubt You, I’m lost without you, LORD. I don’t want to be no backseat driver.

Is this you? It’s me sometimes, that’s for sure.

I love this song…yeah, the beat is great but the message is really good, too. It’s a reminder to let God do His thing and not get in the way, trying to be in control of things.

Whether what’s going on in your life right now seems good or bad to you, God is in control and it is most definitely to our benefit when we let Him be.

So, here’s to not being a backseat driver in the year ahead – let’s let God drive in 2016! I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to see where He takes me.

Have a great day.

Isaiah 55:8-9
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,  neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”

Proverbs 19:21
Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.

Bigger than Any Box

‘We have a very big God. He is bigger than anything in our past, anything in the future, and bigger than any box.’
-Bob & Emilie Barnes

Devotions

My wife and I read this in our devotions book the other night. It was a great reminder.

I don’t know about you, but I have put God in a box so many times in my life. Long ago and in recent times, too. It can be just about anything.

‘Oh, I doubt that this will ever happen.’

‘There’s no way that could change or improve.’

‘What’s the point of doing x, y, z…’

You get the point. We all do it. But if you think about it for a minute, there’s no reason to!

After all, we have  a very big God and it doesn’t take me more than a few seconds (when I do stop to think about it) to realize all the things He has done for me and is doing for me in my life right now. Yet there I am, still putting Him in a box at times, limiting my thoughts to…well…my thoughts.

That’s the key part, right there. He has bigger thoughts, bigger ways, bigger plans than anything we can dream up – and certainly bigger than anything we think can’t happen.

Isaiah 55:8-9
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.

So, what about you? Are you putting God in a box in your life? Try tossing the box out and just letting Him do what He does. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised with the end result. 🙂

Have a great day.