As I was talking with God this morning and began to utter a very common phrase I say often and hear others say often,
“God you are the driver, I’m just the passenger……”,
only this time it didn’t sound as appealing as the times before.
Something in my spirit said “NO”. If God is the driver shouldn’t you be the car?
Let’s dissect this whole Driver, passenger, car situation!
The Driver: The driver is definitely the Superior out of the three. The driver is independent of the passenger and the car. The driver is the brains, the leader, the operator of the entire driving operation. The driver’s position is not casual but meaningful and purposeful with the intent to drive, go, move forward, lead, direct or guide.
The Passenger: The passenger isn’t needed. The passenger is disposable. The driver and the car can still get the job done without the passenger. The passenger’s position is so passive, casual and non-intentional.
The Car: The car would exist without the driver or passenger but without the driver, the car wouldn’t be effective. The car is able to maintain its effectiveness by relying solely on the driver to gas it, wash it, repair it when needed and guide it. The car is in full submission to wherever the driver sends it.
So why then do we consider ourselves the passenger and not the car?
Gods pursuit of us is so intentional. He doesn’t need us, he wants us. We actually need him yet don’t want him. At least that’s what we unintentionally say with our actions and dumb phrases such as “God you be the driver and I will be the passenger”.
Are you the passenger, just in it for the ride or are you the actual car: the instrument being used to fulfill an actual purpose? Maybe you have been trying to be driver vs the car?
Well regardless of how you answered those questions, YOU WERE CREATED TO BE MORE THAN A PASSENGER. YOU ARE THE CAR, THE INSTRUMENT BEING USED TO BRING THE GOOD NEWS TO POINT A TO POINT B. THE DRIVER IS THE MAIN ATTRACTION NOT YOU. THE DRIVER IS THE ONE WHO SHOULD BE SEEN NOT YOU. THE DRIVER GETS OUT THE CAR AND GOES OUT INTO THE WORLD AND REDEEMS THINGS ULTIMATELY NOT YOU. YOU ARE VITAL AND CO DEPENDANT ON THE DRIVER.
However, when the Holy Spirit of truth comes, He will lead you [apostles] into all the truth. He will not speak on His own authority but will speak [only] what He hears [from the Father]. And He will tell you about the things that are to come. John 16:13