I was always fascinated with the work of flying planes. The pilot operates an amazing machine that defied many laws of physics while creating many new ones. The pilot must pay attention to many critical elements of operating an aeroplane, they need lots of help from a physical co-pilot and a computer that does auto piloting. At the most critical pointing in flying, like take-off, landing or dealing with emergencies, both pilots and the autopilot must seriously engage in the many elements of flying. There are times the pilot must pay attention to everything going on, they can’t use the autopilot, otherwise the plane will crash. Then there are times they can let the auto pilot do all the work while they relax with a coffee, read a book, chat with the co-pilot or simply take a nap.
Many times we go through life on auto pilot. We do things without paying much attention and coast along preoccupied with something other than that main thing on hand. Seasons of new beginnings require that you get off autopilot, pay attention and get the job at hand done. Don’t expect things to work themselves. Get up, get dressed and get your game on. It is time to make things happen. Pay attention to what the Lord is working in you. Pay attention to your environment, your opportunities, your responsibilities and your progress. Get off that autopilot and get into it! Shall we?
SCRIPTURE READING: Isaiah 43:18-19 Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, [and] rivers in the desert.
DEVOTION PRAYER: My God, teach me to pay attention to what You’re working in me. May I understand my part and responsibility in Jesus name, amen.