“Anyone who intends to come with me has to let me lead. You’re not in the driver’s seat; I am.”Matthew 16:24 The Message
You need to put Jesus in the “driver’s seat” of your life and let Him lead your every decision.
Here’s what many of us do: we let him into the driver’s seat, only to become backseat driver’s! We’re constantly giving Jesus advice – “No, turn this way, stop, wait, faster! I want to go that way.” We treat Jesus as if he is our own private chauffeur who follows our instructions.
We get stuck on calling all the shots.
When you are in charge, you miss out on God’s best for your life. When you refuse to let Jesus lead your life, the result is more confusion, conflict, and stress.
Putting Jesus in the driver’s seat isn’t a matter of understanding; the issue is surrender. The problem with most of your decisions is not confusion, you know the right thing to do. The problem is that you want to have it your way, so you argue and disagree with God. In your mind, you fight with the Creator: “I know you are telling me to do this, but I want to do something else.”
Surrender is easy to understand but difficult to do.
When you put your faith in Jesus, He expects you to let Him lead. Make this your prayer several times throughout the day, “Not my will, Jesus, but your will.” Every night, ask God to show you where you followed your own way rather than His.
Life on this side of eternity will never be perfect, but your best life is when you hand over the keys and let Jesus lead. Today, who is going to be in charge of your life?