Letting Jesus be the driver

Published 2:54 pm Wednesday, May 23, 2018

“Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal.” Philippians 3:13- 14

For some people it’s easy to live with regrets; to never feel the need to look back. But most of us can point to at least a few decisions that keep us wondering if we could have done things differently. If we aren’t careful, those thoughts can haunt us and cripple us.

There are two truths that can keep our pasts from stealing our joy. One is to acknowledge, claim, realize that we all mess up in life. Relationships, finances, employment, education and on and on are fair game for categories of poor decision making. The second is that we serve a God that offered His very best so that we might be forgiven of those misguided deeds. The questions are, how have we learned from those mistakes, and how are we applying what we have learned to our lives now.

Think about this for a minute – some say Jesus is my co-pilot. Jesus should not just be a passenger on your journey of life … he should be the driver! And if he is the driver, he’s the one who handles what’s in the rear view mirror, not you. My hope and prayer is that you will receive the gift of forgiveness that Almighty God offers us; and that will provide your spirit with a peace and prosperity that will last the rest of your life.

Tim Beck is pastor of Kenbridge United Methodist Church. His email address is revtimbeck@gmail. com.