To win a contest a young American is taken to the south edge of Tokyo where he is given a set of car keys and an address. He is shown a car and told “Deliver this car to that address within the next hour and you will win $1,000,000. It can be done, but only if you take the most direct route.”
He now has four choices:
(1) Jump in the car and start driving, trusting to blind luck.
(2) Buy a city map in the lobby of a near-by hotel and start driving while reading it.
(3) Buy a map and hire a local citizen to give him instructions while he drives.
(4) Hire a driver from the taxi stand and let him do the work.
Throughout our lives we are on a perilous journey across unknown territory. The prize of “Well done, good and faithful servant” (Matthew 25:23) is offered to us by our heavenly Father.
We have four choices:
(1) Stumble through each day, hoping to do more good things than bad.
(2) Blunder along, occasionally reading the Bible in search of advice.
(3) Sometimes ask God for guidance as we use the Bible, but stay in control and make all our own decisions.
(4) Allow God to “take the wheel,” then sit back and enjoy the ride.
If we truly believe He loves us, and if we truly believe He is all-powerful and all-knowing, why do we hesitate to give him control of our journey?