“You Can’t Steer a Parked Car”


I first heard the quote, “You can’t steer a parked car” while I was at The Honor Academy. Now this may seem like an obvious statement, but let’s apply it to our Christian Walk. Often times we are waiting for God to “steer” our lives in the right direction but we have our lives stuck in “park”. He is just waiting for us to put ourselves in “drive”.

Let’s look at the story of Abram, AKA Abraham:

The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.
2 “I will make you into a great nation,
and I will bless you;
I will make your name great,
and you will be a blessing.3 I will bless those who bless you,
and whoever curses you I will curse;
and all peoples on earth
will be blessed through you.” Genesis 12:1-3 (NIV)

As we see from this passage we see God promises Abram that He will make him into a great nation and will bless him. All He asks him to do is take himself out of “park” and put himself in “drive”.

Sometimes we get caught in the “intermission” of the dream. Maybe God gave you a dream that is 5 years down the road or maybe He didn’t give us turn-by-turn directions to this dream. Sometimes it’s like He is a GPS. He says to us “The exit to your dream  in 207mi on the right”, but then he goes silent like a GPS until you get closer to your destination. Just because your GPS goes silent, does that mean you stop on the interstate? Of course not. You just drive and wait until the next turn comes.

What has God promised you? What dreams has he given you? What have you done with those dreams? Are you still in “park” or are you in “drive”?

I’ll leave you with this thought:
Don’t go into REmission during the INTERmission, remember the TRANSmission of the COmission, be the Emission of the COmission until the SUBmission.


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