When your life seems to be crashing and falling apart,
When you’re picking up the pieces of your life, and don’t know where to start,
When you feel that Satan pierces you with the accuracy of a bullseye dart,
Give God your whole heart,
so He can fill the hole in your heart.
Won’t He do it?
I’m sure we’re all familiar with the popular bumper-sticker that says, “God is my Co-Pilot”. Well I’ve recently come across a “rebuttal” bumper-sticker that says, “If God is your Co-Pilot….you’d better switch seats!” I’ve never thought about it from that perspective before. He is the Author and Finisher of our faith. He is the Alpha and Omega. He is the Creator. He is the Master Builder and Master Architect. He orders our steps, He directs our paths, He leads and He guides us when we accept Him in our lives. How could I possibly relegate Him to Co-Pilot status, when He knows everything about me more than I could possibly know about myself? He knows about the turbulence that I face daily, and He knows the “altitude” He wants of me, which is higher than the highest human thought that I could possibly fathom.
I remember watching the series “Star Trek” when I was a kid, and I always wondered why Mr. Spock, who was clearly the most logical, rational, wise and intelligent life form on the entire starship Enterprise was only second in command, and not captain? Why would I relegate God who has all wisdom, power, and knowledge in His hands to be only second in command of the plane (or starship) of my life? I clearly am not capable of being pilot of my own life with Him as Co-Pilot so I will gladly “switch seats” and let Him take the wheel. When it’s all said done, I have to remember that when I accept Him as my personal Saviour and captain of my life, I am on HIS team…He is NOT on mine.
According to Matthew 5:13, Jesus is telling His followers that they are to be the ‘salt of the earth’. Then in verse 14, they are called to be the ‘light of the world’. So according to Christ Himself, His followers are to be “Salt” and “Light”. In this journey with Christ, I ask myself if my “salt” has a savor that would draw people to the Saviour? Does my “light” shine bright? Or does it dim at the first trial or hurdle that comes in my line of sight? Am I truly being a “light” and “salt”? Or am I just playing games and being “light salt”?