Picture a plane in flight like this Boeing 737 landing in the rain courtesy of @aviation_b737.
I’m just amazed at how God is keen on reminding me this morning who’s in control 🙋🏽♂️. Note that the captain (left) is currently flying the plane at critical point of flight (landings and take offs are quite something) but the control column on the right is moving along in the same direction. In any flight deck the captain has more experience compared to the first officer or the Co-Pilot. As a student, Captain Faraz like in my case is always on my case when I mess up while on the controls or when he senses I’m not confident about a particular manoeuvre. Though not always soft, and while he is still keen on allowing me to learn from my mistakes 😂 he is quick to say; “I have controls” and I let go of my side of the controls and let him handle the plane. I do not struggle with the controls after my captain tells me that. I just let go 🙌 and confirm; “You have controls”… That is standard procedure.
Same way… The Lord is in control. By my submission first to Him. He can only take controls when I have submitted to Him and let Him take control. The captain knows what’s right for the situation. In this case it was a rainy landing (winds, sliperry runway, heavy load, poor visibility). Out of his experience I know I am in safe hands when the captain has control.
God reminded me today that I should let Him. I should let Him take control because He knows what’s ahead. He knows the plans He has for me. No matter how rough the storm, He will fly me out, no matter how rough the turbulence, He will fly me out, no matter how heavy the plane is, He will fly me out, when I am lost, He will get me back on track, when I cannot see ahead, He can fly me through. I am safe when He is in control because its the best thing for me and He wants the best for me. While here, I haven’t arrived to the destination and it’s always a life of one level after another. For every level there is always an entry challenge which once mastered, a bigger qualification for the next. I trust in the Lord that every plan that He placed in my heart. Every dream, every idea, every talent shall come to its fruitfulness in His time. I just need to keep calm and stop fighting with the controls which He already has taken over.
The Lord says in Jeremiah 29:11
“…For I know the thoughts (Plans) that I think toward you (Have for you), says the Lord , thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope…”
Then there is His word in Isaiah 43:2-3 which gives me so much confidence in my walk with with Jesus.
“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you. For I am the Lord your God, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior…”
Happy flying 👍🏽 and blessed Sunday all.