Who is in control of your life? Perhaps you are like so many people who feel that their lives are completely out of control or controlled by someone else. It might be our boss, our spouse, our school, our friends, our habits or even our church family. No one likes to be out of control in this world, do they? No one likes to think that they are at the mercy of someone else to make decisions concerning our lives, but sometimes we have turned control of our lives over to someone else, and not even realized it. We may be like the two ladies we read about below.

It seems that two elderly women were out driving in a large car. Both could barely see over the dashboard. As they were cruising along, they came to an intersection. The stoplight was red but they just went on through.

The woman in the passenger seat thought to herself, "I must be losing it. I could have sworn we drove thru that red light!"

They drove a few more minutes they came to another intersection, the light was red, and again they went right through. This time, the passenger was almost sure that the light had been red, but was also concerned that she might be seeing things. She was getting nervous and decided to pay very close attention. At the next intersection, sure enough, the light was definitely red and they blew right through it.

She turned to the other woman and said, "Grace! Did you know that you ran through three red lights in a row? You could have killed us!"

Grace turned to her and said, "Oh! Mercy! Am I driving?"

Who or what has taken control of your life?

Are you out of control, is your life taking you places you really don't want to go?

If it is, perhaps you need to bring your life back where it needs to be. It's not just in humorous stories that these things happen, though they help us see the truth about life in a very real way. I ran across the following little story that possibly brings this a step closer to our hearts.

My wife and I were sitting in the living room and I said to her, "Just so you know, I never want to live in a vegetative state, dependent on some machine and fluids pumped into me. If that ever happens, just pull the plug." She immediately got up, unplugged the TV and threw out all of my coffee!

"Oh! Mercy! Am I driving?"
As Christians, we look at life differently than the world in general does. We understand that our life is not really ours to begin with! Could it be that you have forgotten that point and that the things of the world have hijacked your life? The apostle Paul once said, "I myself no longer live, but Christ lives in me. So I live my life in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me" (Galatians 2:20 NLT). He even went on to later say, "For to me, living is for Christ, and dying is even better" (Ephesians 1:21).

So, who's driving the "car" of your life?

Is it you, God, someone or something else, or do you even know?

I saw a bumper sticker awhile back that said, "If God is your co-pilot then change seats!" Where is God in your life?