PILOT ME

PILOT ME

By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

Here I sit ...
Staring at the backside of yet another man dressed in canvas apparel with a bright green neon vest worn snugly over his very large shoulders.
His stocking cap is snug on his head, suggesting it's colder than it is, and I see him lift it and shift it in order to hear his two way radio.
He looks at me, absentmindedly, and matches my facial tone, smile for smile.
He approaches my car and asserts the obvious,
"We're waiting for the pilot car."
Hmmm ...
And now the head of the "stop and go" gentleman is replaced by the "pilot car"
 gentleman and everything he does in front of me is closely followed.
-His speed becomes my speed and he's my pace-setter.
-His swerves are my swerves and he's my experienced guide and protector.
-His understanding guides my understanding and I trust him, throughout the ongoing construction work, to bring me safely to the other side.
I'm not surprised when I get to the other side because he's doing exactly what he's suppose to be doing,
And I'm doing exactly what I'm suppose to be doing.
And it all ends well.
This is road construction 101.
We obey the law,
Follow the pilot car,
And arrive at our destination.
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Hmmm ...
Thoughts of Christ suddenly fill and spill over in my mind with reference to the spiritual arena:
Christ is driving the Pilot car and moving ahead of us on this journey called life.
-His speed is to become our speed whereby He acts as our pace-setter.
-His swerves are to become our swerves whereby He helps us maneuver through the difficult places and spaces we come up against.
-His understanding is to guide our understanding and we are to trust Him with all the unknowns because ... He knows all the "knowns" out ahead of us.
I think Christ should not have us wonder and question His "piloting" of our lives any more than we question the man driving the pilot car, whom we confidently follow.
Is not Christ more trustworthy and secure than the pilot man of a construction zone, my mind wonders?
Do we seriously wonder whether He'll stop half-way through the construction process and leave us stranded without any care or concern over us?
Are we crazed and, have we gone mad, to think of "ourselves" as a competent piloting source?
The sanctification process is sometimes messy but there should be no doubt that we will, indeed, arrive on the other side safely, when we follow Jesus.
Until we reach heaven the Pilot car and vehicle of God's word can be implicitly trusted.
Confession, correction, and all the "construction" work in between is part of the journey called holiness which leads us into a richer, fuller, and more realized relationship with Christ.
This is Sanctification 101:
We obey God's word,
We follow Jesus,
We arrive at our destination.
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If you've gotten off track or lost your way:
Today's your start day:
October 17, 2017.
Follow the Pilot car;
Open God's word,
Allow Him to lead you.
He'll get you home.