September 15, 2010

Enjoy The Ride

I hate roller coasters! Paying for a suicide experience just doesn't make a ton of sense to me. Nor does throwing up your $8 nachos or riding no hands/arms extended while dropping straight down and doing flips. Although I've learned there are certain things we control and others we simply don't. The cost of admission and nachos is something we can choose to pay or not pay. While riding with our hands in the air or not has no influence on the ride itself. Once you're on and strapped in there's very little you can do or control.

To many times I've heard believers throw out the phrase "Let Go and Let God." Don't get me wrong, there's a lot of meaning there. Although plastering it on bumper stickers, t-shirts and singing it in songs has made it sound far easier than it really is. Maybe that's because the lives we claim to live by faith still allow us to control things. I believe it's a faith issue. If we honestly examine the foot steps many of us are claiming to walk in, we would find they lead us into situations we lack all control while God sits in the driver seat. Perhaps our focus shouldn't simply be letting go, but more so putting ourselves in positions with God where letting go or holding on doesn't even matter. At that point God is already in control and we've been strapped in for an incredible adventure. Enjoy the ride.