There was a funny movie some years ago with Adam Sandler called “Click.” It was about a guy that had the ability to use his remote controller to control time. How cool would that be? Hit the back button if you need to go back and fix something? Hmmm…I would have to go way back and fix a lot of stuff.
As intriguing as that is to think about, unfortunately, we have to live in the moment and cannot undo those things that have taken place. But what if there WAS a remote control that could fix the things we messed up? What if there WAS a way to make something positive come out of our bad choices?
Well, there is such a thing, but we don’t control it, God does. He has the remote control for our lives. He has the ability to fix the worst things we have done. He has the ability to transcend time.
The problem for many people is they have lost the remote control. They can’t let God do His work in their lives because they can’t find Him or they simply choose not to find Him. Some people don’t believe there is a God, and so they don’t concern themselves with having Him involved in their lives.
I heard a guy on YouTube this morning telling everyone that they did not need a God or Savior. They just needed to believe in themselves. They themselves were the very thing they needed to come alive. All I could think was, “Wow.”
People are looking for the answers to life. They are looking for solutions to the problems they face. They are seeking peace and meaning for the ultimate question, “Why are we here?”
If you listen to the guy on YouTube, it is all about you. Somehow, I find that hard to swallow. If we are all there is, then this is indeed a pretty sad situation. I don’t know about you, but I don’t think I make a very good god.
As good as I try to be, I still make a lot of dumb decisions. The difference for me is that I know that God has the remote control. He loves me and guides me, giving me hope and direction for each day that I face. When I make a dumb decision, He does not smack me on the head, but graciously helps me though the situation. Yes, there are consequences to dumb decisions, but He helps me through them. Nothing I do (either good or bad) can change His love for me. That gives me hope and courage. It strengthens my faith as I see Him work in my life and the lives of others.
I realize that some people will read this and roll their eyes, thinking, “Poor Dan. He has bought into the myth of the Bible and the story of Jesus.” And to the naysayers I simply say, “You are right to a degree. I HAVE bought into the Bible and the story of Jesus, but it is not a myth. I have personally experienced God’s work and intervention in my life. I have experienced the grace of God and the leading of the Holy Spirit. I know that Jesus is the answer. Nobody can take that from me.”
I would encourage you to put down your remote control, and let God have it. It makes all the difference in the world. By the way, the remote control of God is within your reach. You just have to accept it.