23 The fear of the LORD leads to life;
then one rests content, untouched by trouble. Proverbs 19:23
I have a confession that I may or may not have expressed before, I am an extremely nervous passenger. There it is out and I still do not feel one bit better. It is not just cars, but planes and buses make me incredibly, break a sweat, out the window staring, angst filled, irrationally nervous. Cars factor heaviest into the equation as I am in one every single day. (Note I said passenger! ) Some else at the wheel and in my mind they are always going too fast, following too closely and never stopping exactly as I think they should, oh the list of infractions could go on and on. Yet, when I am driving all is well, the squirrels and chipmunks are safe, I do the speed limit, obey all the traffic rules and am always aware of my surroundings. In my defense, a portion of my nervousness stems from the fact that in every single vehicle accident I have been a party to in my life…I was a passenger.
Being a passenger requires willingness to confidently put myself in the hands of someone else. To release the control of where I am going, sit back , relax and enjoy the ride as another manuevers the mode of transportation. In my Christian experience surrendering should make me a better passenger. By allowing the Lord to rule and reign in my life, freely I lift my hands from the wheel, take knitting needles in hand and go where God takes me. I acknowledge that without God, I wandered aimlessly, without purpose, though I thought progress was being made. The reality was that I was nowhere and not getting anywhere. There is a calming humbleness and trust in learning to release the wheel. Lord, please keep working on me to not be such a nervous passenger, to believe that when I ask You to protect the driver, conductor and engineer that Your covering of wisdom and protection covers us all.
Making His praise glorious!
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