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I can remember well a sign that was on cars years ago which read, “God is my co-pilot”. I am positive everyone that had this sign on their car, had it there with good intentions. Is God our co-pilot? Does He take directions from us? Do we only need him when we feel everything is out of control? A co-pilot helps the pilot operate the airplane and maintain navigation. A co-pilot works in the cockpit of an airplane and takes directions immediately from the captain. A co-pilot can also fly the airplane if the pilot is unable. It is clear to see with this definition that God is nobody’s co-pilot. He’s not someone who’s in our life that we call on only when we need assistance or can’t handle the situation. Of course, God can help us in these times but that relegates him to someone who’s around just like a genie in a bottle that we rub when we need help. As one writer said, “God is not number one, he is the only one.”
I don’t know what tomorrow holds but I know who holds tomorrow. The Bible says, “As many as are led by the Spirit, they are the children of God.” God lives outside of time. He sees our past, our present, and our future all at the same time. As Tracy Stewart says, “God is the only one that can go into our future and come back and tell us that everything is going to be all right.” The Bible says, “he footsteps of a righteous man are ordered of the Lord.” Jesus shouldn’t be looked at as the best option when all else fails. He should be seen as the only option because we have failed. Instead of saying that God is my co-pilot I would rather say that God is my pilot. Jesus take the wheel, take my life, take everything there is about me. John the Baptist said,” I must decrease but he must increase.” Yielding your life over to the Lord requires faith, and a major part of faith is trust. Can I trust his heart? Can I trust his plan for my life? The answer to these questions is a resounding yes.
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”