Anyone who intends to come with me has to let me lead. You’re not in the driver’s seat—I am. Don’t run from suffering; embrace it. Follow me and I’ll show you how. Self-help is no help at all.
Ouch. This seems to be a common theme in my life right now — God showing up in unexpected places to remind me that He’s driving and that I need to stop grabbing the wheel.
In my parenting experience, I actually was driving one of my children somewhere she didn’t want to go, and she reached over and grabbed the wheel of the van. It was in the middle of an intense argument and it was very scary. But it has always been a healthy reminder to me that if God’s driving, I need to let Him drive.
Are you trying to grab the wheel while God is driving? Not a good plan.
How about letting go and letting Him be in control?