We had spent months planning our trip. Our hotel reservations had been made. The car was cleaned, full of gas, and all the luggage was loaded. We began to pick who would sit where. I was relieved to not be driving and selected a seat in the back of the car. We were so excited to get out of town for a few days. It would take us a few hours to get to our destination. Things began as usual with a lot of laughter. Shortly, we were planning our first meal on the trip.
We had only gone a few miles on the interstate when I began to notice something. I didn’t think too much of the first few comments of, “Oh, that car is really close” or “You know, if you will turn here you can get there faster.” The longer we were in the car, the more the comments came and the louder they were uttered. It became annoying.
Do you find yourself being a backseat driver to God? When He tries to lead you on a path different from the one you had planned, do you follow His lead or go your own way? We need to remember that God sees the full picture of our lives and knows what is best for us. May this scripture become your life’s motto; “The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, And He delights in his way.” (Psalm 37:23).