Letting God take the lead

101 Cups of WaterMost of us want a helper, someone to lean on, to turn to; we want a boost from a copilot. That makes most of us insane, really, because sane people don’t want God as their copilot. Insane people do because that makes them the pilot and they can have the advantages of his help without the disadvantage of giving up the controls.

We like the whole idea of God working for us. Maybe that’s why we’re generally impotent in our faith, saltless, fruitless with the lost, and dismissed by the watching world. Maybe that’s why we’re frustrated, grasping, angry, and weary. Maybe that’s why others jump out our doors every chance they get!

Sanity really is better. When we’re sane—when we let God be our pilot—we’re inviting, welcoming to the watching world, relaxed, easy to be around.

What if we were flight attendants instead of copilots?

Imagine how joyful life could be, how safe, even fun, to serve others while God flies the plane across deep seas, above dry lands, over wicked wilderness (Psalm 107:23–43).

~ Excerpted from 101 Cups of Water by C.D. Baker

Are we letting God take the lead?

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© Richard Alvey and iLife Journey, 2013. All rights reserved.

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Filed under Christianity, God, Jesus, Religion and Spirituality, Trusting God

4 responses to “Letting God take the lead

  1. Impressive, definitely great material. This blog is absolutely awesome.

  2. Giving up the title, “Pilot,” and the prestige that goes with believing we are in control is so hard. Giving up second in command is equally difficult. Moving out of the cockpit all together…mmm…that takes great courage. From the passenger section you can’t even see where you’re going!

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