I was driving down the road the other day and was approached by a truck with a woman and a yellow lab in it. “Oh, how sweet,” I thought. It reminded me of the days I’d drive my truck with my yellow lab next to me.  Then I did a double take because it dawned on me that something wasn’t quite right. The woman was in the passenger seat and the dog was in the driver’s seat. And they were headed straight for me!

I swerved to the side to give them as much room as possible to pass me. As they did, I saw that the dog was not actually driving the truck. It was sitting on the lap of a person in the driver’s seat. That’s not the safest way to drive, but at least the dog wasn’t driving it alone.

A heart-pounding experience like that makes you a little philosophical. And I wondered, when people look at me, who do they see in the driver’s seat of my life? Do they see fear or pride or comfort or self-interest driving my life? And what about you? Do they see money or addiction or anger or work driving you?

Proverbs 3 tells us if we are going to let anyone else drive our lives it should be God, not the dog or even ourselves. Letting God drive is the way to get safely to our journey’s end.

With all your heart you must trust the Lord and not your own judgment.
Always let him lead you, and he will clear the road for you to follow.
– Proverbs 3:5-6 CEV

God bless you on your journey today.
Pastor Mark