Pursuing Answers to Questions of Faith & Life

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Is God Your Co-Pilot?

We like the phrase: “God is my Co-Pilot” because it means that we’re the ones still driving, still the ones in control.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but the Co-Pilot is usually not as good or less experienced than the Pilot. And for God to take that role of Co-Pilot really means that:

• We own the car—it’s our car to drive—i.o.w.—it’s my life…

• We are the better Pilot for our car—i.o.w.—we know better than God

We want God in our car only so long as we’re the ones still driving—we don’t want to consider ourselves as the passenger to our own life. If there’s an emergency, then we’ll let God take the wheel for a while. But in many ways, He’s more like our Chauffeur until we can get back in the driver’s seat.

I hate to break this to you, but God shouldn’t be your Co-Pilot, He needs to be your Pilot. And He is not your Chauffeur taking you where you want to go, He is the one who determines the destination and the speed. And He doesn’t always fly around the turbulence.

Oh and in case you’re wondering, He gets frustrated with Back-Seat Drivers just as much as you do!

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