[2Corinthians 5:7 NIV] 7 For we live by faith, not by sight.
Do you remember when you were a child? One of the most exhilarating memories I have as a little guy is riding my bike with no hands. The first time you try a “No Hander” is a tenuous experience. If you have been riding a two wheeler for any length of time, you are acquainted well with bumps, scrapes, and bruises. So, the initial time you have your mind set on letting go of the handlebars, the fears, worries, and doubt begin to flood your mind. It might take you awhile to make that full commitment to let go. It isn’t that much different with our relationships with Our God.
After each of us comes to salvation, some of us are just afraid to let go, and let God grab those handlebars. You see if we knew how to guide our lives on our own, we wouldn’t need a Lord and Savior; but we do! As we start to enter in our prayer times, some of us pull back only allowing a surface relationship with the lord and are never willing to go to the deep places with Jesus our best friend.
We do this because we are afraid to lose control. As with the bicycle, the scrapes and bruises of life have shaped our perspectives. I say, to heck with the scrapes and bruises! When we give God control of our lives, we have a deeper relationship and trust in our Lord that establishes a faith in Him that can’t be shaken.
Don’t be afraid to let go of control. Give your Best Friend Jesus the handlebars of your life and let the wind blow through your hair as your relationship with Jesus deepens day by day.
This day, this poet is crying out: “Look, no hands.”
Do not be worried or afraid. God’s got it handled(pun totally intended). Let the lord increase your faith and let go. Don’t allow the enemy to overcome you with fear. God’s love and peace will drive out that fear(1 John 4:18). If you struggle with letting go, pry your hands off of those bars and let the peace of the Lord bring you deeper into Him.
God bless you all,
The Great Plains Poet