I got my driver license when I was 18. Since then, I have become accustomed to the roads near by. After a few trips to school, I learned multiple routes of how to get there. Even though I am no longer a student, I still feel confident and comfortable driving there without any direction.
From my limited driving experience I can tell you that when I know where I am going, I don't look at the freeway signs. I am not anxious to know if I am on the right freeway or I took a wrong turn. I am confident in the direction I am taking, because I know the way.
As for my passengers, neither do they ask me about the direction in which I am heading. They simply trust that I know where to go and how to get there. They don't point to signs and dwell on them. They aren't anxious when a freeway exit appears. They trust that I know what I am doing.
We are the passengers in God's vehicle. God is the experienced driver. He knows where He is taking us and how He is getting us there. Yet for some reason we don't have enough confidence to trust Him. Instead, we constantly ask for signs.
I am the first to admit to doing this on numerous occasions. For years I said, show me a sign and He would. Until I stared seeing every sign on the freeway and assuming that it is mine. That this is the direction in which I am heading. I got tired and confused. Why? Because I was trying to figure out these signs which were not meant to for me. I was so determined on receiving signs from God, that I saw everything as one, which is spiritually exhausting.
Yet in all reality, Jesus tells me not to worry about them. When I am not driving and I need to trust that the driver knows what He is doing, especially if that driver is Jesus.
Ladies and gentlemen, let us learn to trust God, a lesson that we all need to work on, especially I. Yet through praying for each other, through fasting we get to know Him better. The more we know Him, the easier trusting Him becomes.
It has been said that a long journey begins with a small step. I am not perfect, I have many, many, many errors, yet I am confident that with Christ there is a renovation in me, the casting of the old and the replacement with the new. New day, new love to experience, sit back, let the driver drive and you enjoy the ride and worry about the music.
Dependence on God.
22 l He said to [his] disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life and what you will eat, or about your body and what you will wear. 23 For life is more than food and the body more than clothing. 24 Notice the ravens: they do not sow or reap; they have neither storehouse nor barn, yet God feeds them. How much more important are you than birds! 25 Can any of you by worrying add a moment to your life-span? 26 If even the smallest things are beyond your control, why are you anxious about the rest? 27 Notice how the flowers grow. They do not toil or spin. But I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of them. 28 If God so clothes the grass in the field that grows today and is thrown into the oven tomorrow, will he not much more provide for you, O you of little faith? 29 As for you, do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, and do not worry anymore. 30 All the nations of the world seek for these things, and your Father knows that you need them.31 Instead, seek his kingdom, and these other things will be given you besides.32 Do not be afraid any longer, little flock, for your Father is pleased to give you the kingdom.33 Sell your belongings and give alms. Provide money bags for yourselves that do not wear out, an inexhaustible treasure in heaven that no thief can reach nor moth destroy.34 For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.