Letting God Drive

Stuart Gunn (from 2012-macbook-air)“You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy;
at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”  Ps. 16:11 (ESV)

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Stuart Gunn of Edinburgh Scotland knows what it means to trust his life to his father. He has set the motorcycle world speed record for a disabled driver, racing his bike to a top speed of 167.1 mph. What is amazing is that Stuart is blind. He rides listening to his father’s instructions through an intercom system in his helmet.

Stuart’s achievement is a great illustration for how we as Christians should live our lives. Stuart depended on his father to perceive the world and guide him because his father was able to accurately see the world while Stuart could not.

We often forget that our heavenly Father’s ability to perceive the world and guide us in our life is far superior to our own. Instead, we often choose to ignore God’s instructions and follow our own instinct.

Stuart had no choice but to trust his father’s instructions.

Our ability to “see” actually makes it more difficult for us. We see and interpret what is before us and make decisions without consulting our heavenly Father. We wrongly decide to go in a direction different from where our heavenly Father is leading us because our way appears safer. God’s direction for our lives may not initially make sense or appear safe, but in the end, following Him is where we will find joy and eternal pleasure.

As we grow closer to the Lord and mature in our faith, we will become more like Stuart with his earthly father. We will learn to ignore our own sense of direction and rely more completely on the leading of our heavenly father. We will learn to be sensitive to His leading and trust that leading even when we enter unfamiliar territory.

In your professional life, don’t fall into the temptation of making decisions on the same basis as your non-Christian colleagues. Trust in your heavenly Father to lead and guide you to the destination He has designed specifically for you.

Prayer: Lord please make clear to me the path you want me to take in my brief life on this earth; give me the strength and courage to follow You, no matter what that path appears to lead.

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