Presently I am writing this while sitting on a plane. The flight left later than expected. The attendants have not served snacks. The temperature is warm. The plane is packed. As much as I may want to create a space, help myself to the snacks, lower the temperature, and get us there faster, the reality is I cannot do any of those things. My only choice is to be a good passenger and trust that I will reach my destination under the care of trained people who know more than I do and see more than I see.
This paints a picture of our faith. We struggle for control and want to take charge of every moment and every decision. We live like it is all up to us. Our spiritual discipline becomes more than a pursuit of Jesus. We make it a performance measurement of righteousness.
Galatians 2:17-21 urges that we die to ourselves, slay pride, and trust Christ. Every believer would acknowledge that we trust Christ for our salvation. However, do we trust Christ in our every day?
As part of our everyday faith, we must confess Him as Lord, die to our own ambition, and trust that He knows and sees more. Like a passenger on a plane, we cannot be in control. We cannot always get what we want. We cannot earn more of His grace. He has fully given us all of Himself and filled us with His presence.
Walk in that truth today by acknowledging Him in your prayer. Wait on Him in your decisions. Walk by faith and not by sight.