Jesus Take The Wheel
I often hear people say “Jesus take the wheel.” It is generally said when a person feels overwhelmed, unsure of their next steps, scared, etc. The idea is that the individual is no longer able to steer their life, know which direction to go; has the strength or will-power to continue forward.
During a recent worship service, my Minister referenced the idea of Jesus taking the wheel, and what it really means. Whenever you allow someone else to drive you somewhere you are subject to several conditions.
· Going where the driver wants to go
· Stopping when the driver wants to stop
· Slowing down when the driver wants to slow down
· Speeding up when the driver wants to speed up
You are totally vulnerable to the driver’s agenda. When you ask Jesus to take the wheel, you are asking Him to take over, and you must be willing to:
· Go where Jesus takes you
· Go at the speed that Jesus determines is best
· Stop, slow down, or speed up when Jesus determines
In essence you must trust that He knows best and that you are never safer than when He is driving. There are several scriptures that confirms the need to allow God to direct/drive us:
Proverbs 16:9 - A man's heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps.
Proverbs 3:6 - In all thy ways acknowledge him, and He shall direct thy paths.
Jeremiah 10:23 - O Lord, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.
Our continual plea should always be “Jesus Take The Wheel” – I surrender!
Associate Certified Coach, ICF