As I was driving in the snow storm today I was struggling with the right speed for my windshield wipers. Silly, maybe, but it was all too fast and kept making the screeching noise. And it seemed wasteful. I hate waste. And I felt like the wildsheild wipers were wasting energy (more on that another time). So I changed to the intermittent one. And it went and then stuff started piling up on the windshield and I was like, “ok, come on windshield wipers, do your thing!” And then I got worried, “they’re not going to show up,” I said to myself, “it’s not going to happen, I’ll have to do it myself.” And then bam! Right before I could, the windshield wipers swished across the windshield.
And then I thought. How often do we do this with God? How often do we say, “ok, God, I’m totally doing this with you, let’s go do this, whatever you say.” And then when it gets uncomfortable, or things start to pile up, we bail. We just jump right off the God train and start trying to figure it all out on our own. Wow, I can look back in my life and see this.
Now I want to know, what am I missing out on by taking it back at the last moment? I don’t want to miss out! I don’t want to miss you Jesus.
Thankfully I am surrounded by people with awesome faith who help push me to stay in it and help me from jumping off the God truing. And when I do stay aboard, God always shows up, just before I fall off the road.