Is God Your Co-Pilot?
I don’t know when they first started popping up. I have seen them all of my life and that goes all the way back into the 1970′s.
It’s those God Is My Co-Pilot bumper stickers and license plates.
It seems like a nice sentiment, doesn’t it? God is riding right there beside you while you fly the plane.
So, why don’t I like it?
I guess I would ask that with a couple of questions. What does it say about how you view God?
Does it say that you think you are captain of your own life, with God sitting in the seat beside you ready to take over if you falter?
Is that a Biblical view of God?
It makes me think that many people think that God is a grandfatherly type of god who is just sitting in a rocking chair smiling and happy for you to come see him.
No, that isn’t the kind of God I want.
I want one who is the Pilot of my life. I want Him flying the plane. I’ll sit in the seat beside Him. I’ll push the buttons He wants me to push. I’ll be the flight attendant. I’ll take whatever role He wants me to take.
I just don’t expect it to be the Pilot.
How about you? Is God your co-pilot? Or is He the pilot?