I went boating and jet-skiing with DLA on our last weekend there. A few times I went jet-skiing with other people. A couple of times I went by myself. I thought I wanted to drive myself more than I wanted to go with other people, so that I could be in control of the jet-ski the whole time. The first time I loved it. I enjoyed the freedom I had, speeding away and doing whatever I wanted. However, it ended up being a little boring by myself. I've realized, life is better when you have other people to enjoy the journey with.
Anywhoo...I learned something from my rides with friends. When you jet-ski and you aren't the driver the safest way to stay on to jet-ski is to hold on to the person in front of you. In my case I hugged them as hard as I could, because I didn't want to fall off. God was showing me after how my life with Him can be like a jet-ski ride.
When you are the passenger you can't see so well where you are going. You aren't the one directing the jet-ski. You are just along for the ride. You have to learn to trust the driver. And cling to the driver because without their support you just might fall off. just like we have to learn to trust God. And cling to Him for dear life.
Also, I felt the safest when I was leaning in, when I wasn't on my own. God wants us to feel safe in His arms. In His embrace. Do you want to live life on your own strength, with your own plans, or do you want to lean in to ALL that God has for you, and experience a wild and crazy life along the way?? You choose! :)