I nearly shook my teeth out as I desperately tried to learn to drive our '48 Dodge - which was a manual shift and just the opposite of the automatic I had learned to drive on in Drivers Education.
Jerk, stop, jerk, stop. What stress! Especially on those inclines... and with cars lined up behind me. I sure liked the automatic best.
That experience kind of reminds me of Galatians 3:3, "Are you so foolish? After beginning with the Spirit, are you NOW trying to obtain your goal by human effort?"
Jerk, stop, jerk, stop!
Yep! I drive my life about like that manual I drove.
Stress.... anxiety.... fear.... confusion.... TOTAL un-coordination. That's why it doesn't take me very long, anymore, to tell WHO is at the wheel.
I must CONTINUALLY choose to leave my Lord in control of the goals of my life, obtaining them in the way of HIS choosing. The ability to accomplish it through my own efforts are insufficient... in fact... non-existent.
Care to join me - persevering in HIS way?