A friend asked for prayer, that she would allow God to be her copilot. This is a good step for her, but it misses the point of what God truly desires.
You see, a copilot is there to help the pilot should unforeseen circumstances occur or the pilot become incapacitated. The pilot is still in charge and is the one flying the plane; the copilot is there in a secondary support role.
God doesn’t want to be our copilot; he wants to be in charge and for us to depend on him to take us where he wants us to go. That is hard to do, especially in a world that tells us that we need to always be in control and remain independent.
Relegating God to copilot status maintains our control, doing things our own way, yet keeps God close enough to rescue us if we get in a jam.
Having God be our copilot is certainly better than us flying solo, but what he really wants is to pilot our plane, taking us where he wants us to go.
A lifelong student of the Bible, Peter DeHaan, PhD, wrote the 700-page website ABibleADay.com to encourage people to explore the Bible. His main blog and many books urge Christians to push past the status quo and reconsider how they practice their faith in every area of their lives.