My dad was a good man—eager to serve those in need and always ready to offer advice or encouragement. He did not draw attention to himself, and often helped others anonymously. But he had one quirk that drove me crazy when I was merely a teenager with a driver’s license. Whenever we traveled, he demanded to be seated behind the wheel. Dad had to be in control, driving himself to all destinations. He could not bring himself to trust others to get him there safely.
As he aged, Dad was no longer able to drive and had to eventually relent to allow others to chauffer him. He had to give up control. Amazingly enough, following a minor speed bump to this new way of life, he enjoyed the freedom to take in the scenery and to share in conversation without focusing his attention on potholes and detours along the road.
Now, as I’ve aged I’ve come to a realization: aren’t we much like my dad when it comes to trusting God to get us where we need to go? More often than not, we struggle with the need to keep our hands on the wheel…just in case. After all, we know the way better we should go better than He does, right? Relinquishing control is one of the hardest things—and one of the greatest roadblocks—for us.
Consider how often you try to take control of a situation instead of surrendering to God completely and trusting Him to work in your life. Then, let go of the wheel and let God take the driver’s seat. He knows the path that is meant for you. Trust Him to take you there, and enjoy the scenery along the way.
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Blessings await as the winds of change whisper…
On ice, Matthew Bennett enjoys the limelight as star center of the Chicago Blackhawks. But off-ice, a string of reckless relationships has resulted in an allegation that he’s fathered a child. As Matt’s conscience is tossed into a firestorm, his wayward nephew, Grayson, stumbles to his doorstep in dire need of help.
Laila Peterson carries a heavy secret. Pregnant at a young age, she relinquished all rights to her daughter with hopes the child might have a better life. As her wounded heart heals, Laila opens Second Chances Day School and vows to mentor teens in need. But, when Matt’s troubled nephew enrolls at Second Chances, Laila is faced with a big challenge in the form of a hockey player with a bad reputation and loads of boyish charm.
Can the two overcome mistakes of the past and find a happy forever…together?