I like it when God sends me information like the GPS in my phone. When to turn, how many miles to go and what time I will arrive. I like it when God looks ahead and watches for roadblocks or dangerous curves. As a Christian I say that God is my Captain and my life is His, but in reality, I struggle with this application. I am like Peter sinking in the waves as I watch myself and my surroundings instead of focusing on Jesus. Of course, there is another possibility; God is my Co-Captain!
A co-captain is someone I can listen to or not. I can argue my point without giving in to directions on a particular subject. A co-captain is an equal and a brother-in-arms. But as a faithful follower of Jesus Christ I have to submit my life, my will to the lordship of Jesus. I can’t argue my points but instead embrace the divine direction and judgement of Jesus. Can I do that? Will I ever do that? God will You help me do that, or am I doomed to a life of sober mediocracy?
NOTE TO SELF: Chose God … even when you don’t want to