My legs squeezed his hips. You see, when I squeeze David with my legs, it’s my signal for him to slow down. Many times he doesn’t heed my cue. His confidence says without saying a word, I’ve got this. I know what I’m doing.
We took a motorcycle ride to Estes. Riding a motorcycle is the most natural thing David does. After all, he’s been riding motorcycles from the time he was knee-high.
(Yes, this is David at four years old, featured in a magazine article.)
The longer we rode, the more at ease I felt. It’s not that I don’t trust him, it’s just that I like to be in control. Each time I ride with him, it forces me to practice letting go. Riding behind him, I tucked in close, leaning into the turns—my body mimicking all of his motions. As we rode over Trail Ridge Road from Estes to Grand Lake, I realized there are lessons from back seat positions:
*When you’re not in the driver’s seat, let the Guide do His thing. Enjoy the journey. He knows where He’s headed.
*When the Skillful one leans heavily into a sharp turn, lean with Him. He knows how to maneuver things. You can trust Him in the tough corners of life.
*When you want Him to slow down or speed up, resist the temptation to tell Him what to do. Let the Master lead—He knows what He’s doing.
I encourage you to join me today in letting go. God has everything figured out. And, because I have a degree from CFU (Control Freak University), I’m qualified to tell you that if I can do this, you can too!
Now it’s your turn. What control issues do you struggle with?