Letting Jesus Lead

Posted by Ooltewah UMC on Sunday, July 8, 2018

It’s hard to let someone else take over, right?

If you are a parent of teenagers, you know what it’s like to teach your kid how to drive. It is not a simple task just to sit there and say (or yell) commands such as ‘right’, ‘left’, ‘stop’, signal, BREAAAAAAK!!!! When you retire, it can be difficult to see someone else step up to take your place at work. In sports, if you are a VIP, it always hurts a little when the coach sends someone else in to play your position, especially when this particular play ends with your team walking away as winners or losers.

Whether you are passive or aggressive, there is an instinct within us all to take control, to be out there making it happen on our own terms. But we should know that life isn’t on our own terms. And that hunger for control can make us blind to potential spiritual growth that’s practically staring us in the face.

Ask yourself: do you really have that much control over your life? Do you want that much control? Wouldn’t be easier just to let Jesus take the lead?