I've often heard people compare their Christian walk to a hilly area, full of highs and lows. I can see this, too, in my own life.
But more often, my life seems like an airplane ride. Sometimes the plane is flying slowly, I feel like I'm in a holding pattern, not very involved with life. Sometimes there's turbulance, and an oh, my I don't like this feeling. I want to land, hop into bed, and pull the covers up over my head.
Sometimes, the ride is slow and smooth. It's comfortable (too comfortable?) and I like it, but wonder if I'm really going anywhere.
And sometimes the pace accelerates abruptly. Whoa! Where am I going? Why the rush? All these times, put together, make up Life. We'll all go through some sad times, mad times, glad times. I wish I could skip over the parts that hurt, the parts that frighten (though I probably grow the most during these times.) But Life happens.
And in the end, it isn't the length of the ride, or the smoothness of the ride that count, but who's been flying my plane. If I let others fly my plane, I'll go off course. If I fly it myself, oh, I mean well (usually), but I still don't get where I'm suppose to go.
But when I remember to stay in the copilot's seat, and let God fly that little plane, no matter how rough the ride may be, I know I'll reach the right destination.
Remember those bumper stickers saying "God is my Co-Pilot?" That's some pretty messed up theology. You got it right!
you must of read the title of one of my previous blogs, if not take a look at it and get a good laugh. lol be blessed( i never got past them serving a half of a glass of soda lol
It took a bit of looking, I found the piece: cool. Thank God he doesn't just leave us w/ the luggage. -Shalom, Marjorie
Thanks for sharing. Yes, I must remember that God is the Chief Pilot and I am only the co-pilot. Sometimes,we want to take over, because the answer doesn't seem coming forth and yes, in spite of that wait, I must remember to let God be the Chief Pilot.
Thanks for the reminder,
I really enjoyed this Blog Im glad that God is my Cheif Pilot, and He dosen't even need me as a co-pilot. I AM adventurous also and I like to say that on this journey we are on an emotional Rollercoaster. And when we Do God's Truth, instead of listening and learning as James 1:23-25 clearly defines this. In others words, we need to put hands to feet to what we learn and then take steps to carry out the truth God gives us.
looking forward to sharing more with you, stay blessed and encouraged.
Awesome and wonderful message and I say AMEN! Yeah, you don't have to worry about that landing gear working either if God is flying the plane. Thanks for sharing.
Ooooo, landing gear! Hadn't even thought about that, maybe another blog in that... -shalom from Marjorie