Give Jesus the wheel at the start of your journey. He will bring you safely to your destination. Do not wait until you are in difficulty before you surrender to Him. It may be too late.
God wants us to trust Him with the wheel. He said if we trust Him, He will keep us safe. “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” – Proverbs 3:5-6
When God is in control of the wheel, we have nothing to fear. He knows the road on which we travel. He knows when to stop, when to turn and when to detour from the difficulty which lies ahead. Simply put, God wants us to put Him at the center of our lives. He wants us to use Him as our first choice and not as a last resort, as we so often do.
When God is at the center of our lives, His words challenge the “status quo.” Things are no longer the same, and we find that many of the bad decisions we used to make start to diminish. The scripture says: “Therefore, if any man is in Christ, he is a new creäture: old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17, Webster Bible Translation)
Sadly enough, many of us refuse to change. We want to keep “things the way they were,” on one hand, and Jesus on the other. But Scripture says: No one can serve two masters, so we press the pause button, and place God in the back seat, and continue life as usual.
It is only when we are face with great difficulty that we are willing to put God back in charge. And that is usually when we have no other way out, (“The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner” Psalm 118:22, Webster Bible Translation) so we throw our hands in the air and say: “Jesus, take the wheel. Take it from my hands, because I can’t do this on my own.”