There was an amazing breakthrough about 10 years ago in automotive technology. Generically, it’s called traction control. A computer onboard your car measures the amount of grip or traction of each wheel over a thousand times a second, and based on that measurement, applies more or less power to that particular wheel to make sure the car moves forward under control…in the desired direction. Amazing! This guidance and power is automatic…we do nothing extra to get this.
Our only responsibility…steer in the correct direction. I believe this is the same way God blesses us with His power: the more challenging your day, the more of His power He places at your disposal, with no need to ask…it’s automatic. But you need to steer towards God. Just like a car, the power is wasted if you don’t steer in His direction.
Don’t fall prey to the false roads, detours, counterfeit dead ends and destinations Satan and your old self want you to steer toward. You have free will. That means it is your responsibility to control the steering wheel. God then does all the rest. As you are challenged, so shall you be strengthened. Amazing!
Today when you struggle and don’t sense His power, check your steering. You are probably steering in the wrong direction. Know that a simple glance in the right direction, made in faith, to follow your Lord, is enough to connect you to the ultimate source of guidance, power…and traction control. Your decision, choose well. WITHIN REACH will help your steering, check it out.
Dear Father God, I look to You, Father, with faith and thankfulness. Today my strength seems so insufficient for the demands I am facing. I look to You, Lord, for the strength sufficient to handle the challenges of this day. Thank You, Lord. All glory be to You! I also ask for wisdom as I steer. Give me courage and patience to see and follow Your direction and avoid the traps set before me. In the name of the one whose death gives me power over death, Christ Jesus; and all God’s children said – AMEN!
Your sandals shall be iron and bronze; As your days, so shall your strength be.
Seek the LORD and His strength; seek His face evermore!
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
2 Corinthians 12:9,10