This Sunday, Pastor Ben focused his sermon on one thing: our humanly desire to run our own lives.
PB likened it to watching a 3D movie without 3D glasses. You walk in, sit down with your coke and popcorn, and then wonder why the movie is so fuzzy. You sit and fume over how horrible the picture is, ignoring the fact that you're missing the one thing that can actually make the movie enjoyable.
We tend to look at our lives through the wrong lens. We go about our days, plan out our schedules, and make sure that all of our responsibilities are taken care of, and then we wonder why life seems to be less than what we were expecting.
All the while Jesus is standing there waiting for you to give up the control so that He can turn your life into something bigger and better than you could ever imagine.
Living a life without Jesus is like watching a 3D movie without the 3D glasses. Sure we can see the picture, but it’s a lot less enjoyable and a lot more confusing. Jesus is the lens that we need to be looking through. He alone has the right perspective, and he alone can help us to see life the right way.
That doesn’t mean that our lives will be easy or comfortable, and it certainly doesn’t mean that we won’t go through tough times. But it does mean that when we go through those tough times, we will be able to look at them through the eyes of Jesus and we will be able to see the joy that those struggles will eventually bring.
Each and every one of us is tempted to grab the wheel and navigate through life on our own. And if we are able to let Jesus drive, we are constantly tempted to tell him which way to turn or which red lights to run.
Friends, it’s time we stop backseat driving.
Jesus knows better, and he is a far better driver than you or I could ever be.
“Doing the will of God leaves me no time for disputing about His plans.” –George McDonald
As we lead up to Easter Sunday, let us throw off everything that hinders (especially our need for control) and run the race marked out for us.
And may every day be a peaceful ride alongside the Best Driver in the world.