Updated: Feb 29
"Jesus take the wheel" is an expression we often use, asking Jesus to take control. It's often said in humor or out of frustration. I, too, use that expression often in conversations. There's no connection to that term, no real thought after we use that term, we just use it.
It wasn't until recently, I started taking that term seriously. One night, I was asleep and I had a dream. In that dream, I was driving a car. I couldn't see myself but I knew it was me. I don't know where I was going, I was just driving. All of a sudden, I attempted to make a turn and when I did, the vehicle began going in the opposite direction. I kept trying to turn the wheel in the direction I was going in but the wheel kept going in the opposite direction.
I woke up and thought nothing about it, it was just a dream. Until, I kept having the same dream over and over again. I immediately got the interpretation I needed, instantly. It was God letting me know that he is in control. It doesn't matter which way I turn, his turn was going to override mine, each time.
Every time I get into myself and my personal plans for my life, I become frustrated. Especially when things don't go my way. When I become frustrated and begin feeling defeated, that dream comes to mind. It's God's way of reminding me that he is in control. The more I try to do things my way, I'm going against his will. When I go against his will, I'm resisting him. Irritation, frustration, confusion, are signs that I'm relying on my own will instead of Gods.
Whenever it gets to that point, I say a quick prayer of repentance and I surrender my will to God. I stop resisting his way and submit to whatever his will is. Instantly, the burden becomes lighter and confusion lifts. Why? because God's got it! I don't have to worry about every detail of my life, God knows and he's in control.
God's in control of your life. If you find yourself wrestling with the plans and purposes for your life and you're becoming frustrated, let Jesus take the wheel. Let him get into the driver's seat. Stop resisting him and submit to him. He's got you! Trust him and watch your anxieties and fears disappear.