The world will tell you that you can be anything you want to be and that you can do anything you want to do, but that’s not really the attitude God wants you to have about life! When you’re sitting in the driver’s seat, you tend to think you have life under control because you’re driving; and what you’re really saying to God is, “I’ve got this, just come along on the ride with me and bless me where I want to go.” You’re either in the driver’s seat because you don’t think you need God or maybe it’s because you don’t even believe in God.
“Many are the plan’s in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” – Proverbs 19:21
I’m here to tell you that there will come a day when you realize that you need to slide over and take a seat on the passenger side. It will be a “Jesus take the Wheel” kind of moment in your life and that’s just what happened to me a little over 5 years ago. You see I have always been the type of person that knows where I’m going and how I’m going to get there. I was set on a course that I had planned for my life! Did you notice there are a lot of “I’s” in the previous sentence.? I was still in the driver’s seat, thinking I had life all figured out.
I happened to be sitting in church listening to our pastor share a message on a particular Sunday. To this day, I can’t even tell you specifically what he was talking about, but I sensed God tap me on the shoulder. It seemed for some reason that I was on the wrong path and that I was actually supposed to be headed down a completely different road. Now I had never intended to purposely head down the wrong path in life. In fact, it was a noble road. I was educating future leaders in America, by golly, what was so wrong with that? Absolutely nothing, but what I had never done was to ask God where He wanted me to make a difference in this life for Him. When I finally did, the answer to that question led me to a very different place.