Recently, my husband and I turned in my 8-year-old SUV, so I could get a newer model. My new SUV has a backup camera that shows me not only where I’m going in reverse, but it also gives me a digital projection of my progress. For example, it tells me where my car’s trajectory is heading if I continue backing up in the same direction.
At first, I did not use this video. Maybe I didn’t trust it or I just wasn’t used to it—but I continued to crane my neck so I could tilt my head behind me as I backed out of my long, windy driveway. After weeks of ignoring the back up video, I finally decided to test it out. I kept my eyes on the screen and backed out slowly as I followed the two indicator lines on the video.
At one moment, I was sure I was about to drive into my front lawn, but I forced myself to stare at the screen, depending on the information provided to me by my car’s computer. To my surprise, I drove perfectly onto my street without hitting a mailbox or a curb. Wow! The rear camera really does work. Car designers truly know what they are doing!
The same goes for God. Sometimes we strain to see where we are going in life, and we exhaust ourselves by constantly trying to project the trajectory of our actions. However, there is a much easier way. If we simply keep our eyes on God and trust the indicators of the Holy Spirit, we can be confident that we will arrive exactly where we need to be. No guess work. No craning. Just an irrefutable trust in the power and authority of our almighty God!
Since God designed all of life, we can obey His parameters, knowing that He is faithful to His promises and true to His Word. We don’t have to worry—we simply need to keep our eyes on the Lord and obey His promptings. Is God telling you to keep your eyes on Him today? Is there something in your life that is causing your neck to crane? Will you go to His Word and listen for His voice?
God will display everything you need to be victorious today. Believe that He knows what is best and rest in His faithful love and care!
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.”
– Proverbs 3.5-6 (NIV)
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