So I’m not writing this as an excuse as to why I haven’t learned how to drive yet (which I definitely intend on doing). I just wanted to share my heart briefly on something I was thinking about this morning.
Thankfully, I have been blessed with a great memory and have managed to retain a lot of my childhood memories. I distinctly remember when we lived in Nigeria and my parents used to drive me to nursery/primary school – they were always ready to take me and always there to pick me up. Me being about four years old it would have been ridiculous for me to help my parents drive, it would have been silly to try and give any sort of directions, attempt to drive myself or for them to turn around and ask me to drive. It would have been unwise… it would have been completely stupid. I was child, not sure where I was going, not certain on where I needed to be or how to get there.
Why should it be any different with God? Doesn’t Jesus tell us to ‘become like little children’ (Matthew 18:2)?!
I definitely need to hurry up and learn how to drive a car, but when it comes to life I really shouldn’t be in the driving seat. I do not know what the future holds, I don’t know where I need to be, I do not know how to get there and most importantly, Papa does not need my help to get me there. He knows my hearts desires, He withholds no good thing from me, I can be confident because He has not brought me this far to abandon me, I can have peace because He knows what the future holds, I can be expectant because He has got great things in store for me, I can be relieved because He is bigger than my mistakes and I can enjoy where I am right now with the knowledge that He has already taking care of where I’m going next.
P.S. Thank you to all those who psychically drive me around (you know who you are), may God bless you with cheaper car insurance quotes and limited traffic when you’re on the roads.