When I first started my blog back in October, I questioned what I would write, how it would look, and what kind of pictures I would post, but I never questioned what the title would be. "Along for the Ride" came to me quickly and never left.
Being along for the ride isn't about taking a back seat or being apathetic along life's journey, nor is it about taking the journey lightly. For me, being along for the ride is about trusting in the Lord to guide your everyday moments and to be a constant companion on your journey to everlasting life. Yes, the destination (and hopefully spending the rest of eternity in the presence of God) is incredible and something I think of often. But I believe the journey, and how we live and trust, is sometimes more important.
"Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails." -Proverbs 19:21
I struggle with this. I struggle with this a lot. Putting my complete and total trust in someone or something I can see and touch is one thing. But putting my faith and my life and my future in the hands of someone I can't see...that for me is a daily battle of head versus heart.
"Along for the Ride" is a reminder that I am not in control. I am not driving the ship. I am not the captain, the engineer, or the cruise director. God is in control and I need to be along for his ride, not my own.
I know I harp on Proverbs 3:5, but truly this is what it comes down to.
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding."
That is what being along for the ride means to me. Won't you join me?
I'd love it if you invited your bloggy friends to come along for the ride. Plus, once I hit 50 followers there's a prize to be had for a few lucky folks!