From the Mouths of Babes

“A man’s steps are directed by the Lord. How then can anyone understand his own way?” Prov. 20:24

Children say the funniest things. I was riding in the car with my brother and his two small children recently when his two-and-a-half-year-old daughter said from the back seat, “Papa, it’s my turn to drive.” My brother and I laughed at the absurdity of her statement. She must have overheard it and had simply repeated it.

But how often do we, as grown children, tell God the same thing?

Many times in my life I have taken the wheel from God, and, being the gentlemen that He is, He’s let me take it. As absurd as a two-year-old driving a car is my attempt to run my own life. Only after many wrong turns, bad decisions, hurts and tears do I tend to give up the effort and give the controls back to God.

My life would be so much less complicated if I would stop trying to navigate myself and spend my time getting to know the sound of His voice, trusting it to lead me where I should go.

PRAYER: Lord, forgive me when I try to do things on my own. It’s nothing more than pride. Give me the strength and faith to let go of the wheel.

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