When I focus on something, I’m leading my mind in a specific direction, where life will be impacted by the decisions I make. Wow. What a trip.

But sometimes, I don’t realize I’m going the wrong way. And even if I do, my pride prevents me from stopping the vehicle. People, trees and buildings keep whizzing past, and I just continue on. I can get hopelessly lost before I know it.

Having God along for the ride is smart planning. Because even though I’m responsible for my future, not everything’s gonna proceed as outlined on the map. There will still be disappointments and bumps in the road. Weather conditions and potential car trouble.

God is the ideal companion. He is level-headed and knows exactly where I’m going. He takes up virtually no space. When I include Him in my thoughts and actions, the smallest things become more meaningful.

“Take a look at that sky,” he might suggest. “Isn’t it something?”

“Did you notice how pleasant that clerk in the gas station was?”

“Why don’t you let those kids cross the street first? We’re not in that big a hurry.”

My journey can be a beautiful experience. And there’s never a reason for me to travel alone.

* Artwork: Custom Steering Wheel by John Clemmer

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