When I was a little girl, my grandfather let me drive his car. Really! He did.
I sat on his lap and put my hands firmly on the steering wheel. With both my hands gripped tightly around that wheel, I turned it back and forth, back and forth with my eyes fixed on the desired destination.
I thought I was driving. The truth is, my grandfather was driving. How could that be?
I knew where I wanted to go.
I stayed focused on my goal.
I had my hands wrapped around that steering wheel, turning it back and forth. However, I did not have my foot on the pedal.
I was a little girl pretending to drive.
For three decades, I have continued to pretend. Sitting in Abba father’s lap with my feet dangling over his legs. Never adjusting my position, to put my feet on the pedal. I think I am driving. The truth is, satan is driving. How can this be?
I know where I want to go.
I stay focused on my goal.
I have my hands wrapped around the steering wheel, turning it back and forth. Yet, my feet are still not on the pedals.
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“Jesus says in Matthew 16:24, “Anyone who intends to come with me has to let me lead. You’re not in the driver’s seat; I am” (MSG)
We all have goals. Usually, those goals fit into God’s purpose and plan for our lives. We have heard God speaking softly in our ears and felt the prompting of the Holy Spirit nudging us closer and closer along the route.
Although we focus on the desired destination, we refuse to press on the gas pedal. The gas pedal of truth.
God’s word teaches in Ephesians 6:13-14;
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; “
The truth of God’s word, who he is and what he says about his called out people is the fuel we need to accomplish our aspirations. We have to pump the pedal.
We all have obstacles that we cannot get over, hills that are too hard to climb and streams of water we cannot cross. If we put the pedal to the metal, we can successfully arrive on time.
Satan tried to derail Jesus when he tempted him, but Jesus put his foot down on the pedal with these words:
“And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread.
And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.” Luke 4:3-4
Look at three of my daily obstacles and how I depress that pedal in rebuke of satan’s lies.
- Satan says: You are not qualified
I say: “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light”. I Peter 2:9
- Satan says: You are not good enough
I say: “The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O LORD, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.” Psalm 138:8
- Satan says: You are not pretty enough
I say: “But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance but the LORD looks at the heart.” I Samuel 16:7
“The King is enthralled by your beauty; honor him for he is your lord” (Ps. 45:11).
Your speed bumps may not look like mine. Nevertheless, you have your own. Don’t let them go unaddressed.
The next time you attempt to drive, add one more step to your regimen. Put your foot on the pedal of truth. Use God’s word to pull you over the road bumps. He is the master at getting people to their destination safely. Only trust him!
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