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Who’s Driving?

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For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.

Romans 8:14

The question we need to ask ourselves every day is “Am I driving or is the Holy Spirit driving?” If the Holy Spirit is driving, then ideally every thought, word, and deed should be pleasing to our Lord. We can never be perfectly driven by the Holy Spirit, but the Spirit can make our consciences very sensitive when we are driving the wrong way and displeasing to the Lord. Conviction is the task of the Holy Spirit, and He tells us when we are driving and going off the narrow road.

There is great advantage in letting the Spirit drive because we are in the center of God’s will giving Godly wisdom to the world. The Spirit gives us Godly wisdom in all situations, and he drives us to overcome every challenge in life. Knowing the Lord’s will gives us peace and freedom if we trust the Spirit to drive. Satan will tempt us with fear and impatience, but if we wait upon the Lord and continue to serve him, we will realize the Lord’s way and his timing is perfect, even if we don’t understand his answer or timing.

Letting the Spirit drive is determined by faith: Do we trust our driving over God’s driving? Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight (Proverbs 3:5-6). The more we know the Lord and his promises, and the more we experience him in our lives, and the more we will trust him and know that he is perfectly faithful. The Lord loves us perfectly and wants us show our love by trusting him completely. Our faith reveals our love to the Lord.

If we have complete faith in the Lord and seek his ways through the Spirit, then we train ourselves to be sensitive to the Spirit’s conviction. This causes us to remember to call on the Lord in praise and thankfulness, and to ask for his help and guidance. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit (Galatians 5:25). If we desire to keep in step with the Spirit, we pray, we read the Word to become familiar with the language of the Spirit, and we listen carefully to our consciences for conviction. Be still, and know that I am God (Psalm 46:10). If we are still inside, quick to listen, and slow to speak, we will be listening to the Spirit.

Today check yourself periodically to see who is driving, you or the Spirit? Learn to catch yourself if you are taking control instead of walking in Godly wisdom. Don’t let your emotions control you, other people, or life’s circumstances, but take everything to the Spirit and respond according to what the Lord says.

Let’s Pray: Lord, guide me to let the Spirit drive with an absolute trust that is pleasing to you. Help my faith to forever increase as I draw closer to you. Fill my heart with love, peace, and confidence. Give me rest for my soul, and let the Spirit drive. In Jesus name, Amen