Emotion flowed from my inner most being as I cried out “Jesus take the wheel!” I was inviting Him to take control of my life. To steer me in the direction He wanted me to go, because I was so confused I didn’t know what path to take.
I love directions, don’t you? When you don’t know how to get somewhere… pull up Google maps! Even my kids know when mama is going some place new, she uses google maps.
I can accomplish anything with a set of directions, a to-do list or instructions. I will exceed your expectations when a plan is given.
But life doesn’t come with a plan, does it? It doesn’t come with directions or even an ‘app for that.’
Sometimes there are so many paths before us, we get overwhelmed. We are unsure which one will lead us where we want to go.
But where do we want to go? Do we even know?
These very questions plagued my mind. So many paths to take, so much energy to get us there – but absolutely no direction.
Have you been there? At the crossroads of life and scared to death you will make the wrong choice.
That is exactly where I found myself that day
I’ve traveled many a road. The ones in recent months lead to heartache, pain, and chaos. I was taking all the wrong roads, or was I?
The phrase, “You are right where you need to be,” kept coming up.
Still, I didn’t trust myself to choose the direction of my future. So, in a broken heap of emotion, I cried out “Jesus, take the wheel. Please, I don’t know what to do. I don’t know where I am going. Steer me. Lead me. Show me. I wan’t your way. Not my way. Your way. Here is my heart Lord, here is my life Lord.”
God LOVES it when we come to Him for help. He will not turn away from a willing heart. I think He is often waiting for us to simply ask. Because when we do, when we really ask, we are finally ready to listen!
Ever since praying that prayer, He has shown up in amazing ways.
But it took my complete surrender. I’m not gonna lie, I have to surrender daily. It is not an easy thing to do. But when I meet Him in that place… He always does something amazing.
He show’s up in the simplest of ways. So quietly that if I weren’t looking… I’d miss it.
But I don’t want to miss it. Otherwise – what is my prayer for?
Do I really want to be lead by Him? Do I really want my life to be His?
And do you know why?
Because I believe in who He says He is. I believe in His plans for my future…
‘For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a a future and a hope.’ – Jeremiah 29:11
I also know, since He is my creator, that He know’s this heart of mine better than I do. Especially better than I do. And that He will lead me down a path far greater than I could create myself.
So I surrender. I listen to His quite voice. And I take those small little steps with Him daily. I learn to trust and be content with these small steps knowing they are shaping a beautiful future!