Just Shift to Autopilot
I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye. Psalm 2:8
An autopilot system is a program used to guide a vehicle without the assistance of the human pilot. I found it interesting that this system is usually only used when the plane needs to climb, descend or remain stable at a certain altitude while following a specified route of flight. There are also instances when the pilot who is controlling the plane is instructed from the control center to switch to autopilot; thus, permitting the complete control of a plane to be under the guidance of someone or something else. However, a plane must have this system in tact prior to take off – if the pilot is going to have the ability to use it.
There are times in our lives when it is reassuring to know that we are never left alone to guide and to manage the operation our lives. When we are climbing to new heights we never have to fear or to become alarmed; we can just shift to autopilot. When we are confronted or faced with situations where our visibility is uncertain – just shift to autopilot. When we need to maintain a certain altitude – we only have to just shift to autopilot.
When the plane is using the autopilot system – the human pilot is experiencing trouble free, worry free, hands off flying. We, in our lives can also take advantage of this type of “cruise controlled” living. However, we must have in our control center the master pilot; … the one who has the ability to have full knowledge of every situation that may occur. We must have established the proper connection with our Master Pilot prior to the onset of any type of “turbulence” which may arise. When we have learned to place our lives in the capable hands of our omnipotent, omnipresent, immutable Father - it then becomes His responsibility to control and to orchestrate the occurrences of our lives. He is the only one who has the ability to reassure us and to make certain that we will weather every flight in life successfully.
So, for smooth sailing, even on a clear day when all appears to be going well; just shift to autopilot. Also, always remember that our autopilot has an additional feature. He has no limitations or restrictions. The turbulent conditions in our lives never become too difficult for Him to handle. Whenever we feel the need – we can just make the shift. He is always just one pray, one call, one thought away. Don’t attempt to fly “solo”. Thrust yourself into the capable hands of God Almighty…. Learn to rest in Him….By just shifting to autopilot!
John 14:27 ESV “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”