When I first started my blog back in 2009, I questioned what I would write, how it would look, how often I'd post, but I never once questioned the title. "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 be a constant companion, guiding your everyday moments. 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.
"In all ways, submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:6
That's what being along for the ride means to me...
Won't you join me?