But Scripture has locked up everything under the control of sin, so that what was promised, being given through faith in Jesus Christ, might be given to those who believe. Galatians 3:22 NIV
Punching the gas pedal to the floor, her pink Barbie Jeep zipped forward. With my hands cupped above my eyes, blocking the sun, all I could see was her blond ponytail flying in the air and the license plate “California Barbie.”
On Saturday, Anna Grace celebrated her third birthday. Her grandparents surprised her with a bubble gum pink Barbie Jeep that has not been idle since. I giggle watching her hop in and out of her car. Each time she settles into her seat, and before she punches the gas, she cautiously snaps her seat belt over her lap and double checks the door to make sure it is closed.
Since Saturday, she has begged for her best friend, Caleb, to come over. Yesterday after church, he came over to play. As soon as the car parked in the driveway, they were off, sprinting toward the Jeep. Although we had already discussed sharing and taking turns, three-year-olds can be selfish especially with something as cool as a pink Barbie Jeep. After several minutes of playing nicely, I heard the familiar plea, “It’s my turn!” Anna Grace stood in front of the Jeep, her lip stuck out in a pout, and her hands balled up on her hips. Apparently, Caleb decided the driving was up to him.
After refereeing the pair, they finally learned to share. One three year old would drive to the “park”, hop out and walk to the other side, while the other three year old would scoot over to make room and then drive to the “grocery store” to purchase M&M cookies for dinner.
Three-year-olds can be selfish, but so can adults. We sit in the driver’s seat of our lives and selfishly chart our course. Jesus came not only to give us salvation but also to direct our path. He wants you to scoot over and make room for Him. As humans, we only see a ways down the road. God sees the whole course.
Scoot over and allow God to take the wheel. He won’t steer you wrong.
Kendra is a national board certified teacher in NC. She is a contributing devotional writer for our website. Welcome Kendra! She is enjoys reading, writing for Incourage, Christian Devotions, and Devokids, freezer cooking, traveling with her husband, and spending summers being a Stay-At-Home mom to her three year old daughter, Anna Grace.
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