Written by Rev. Craig Moock, pastor, Rural Chapel United Methodist Church in Galena, OH
As we contemplate practicing our faith today, I would like for us to ponder what our lives would look like if we made God our CEO?
As I understand it, it is the responsibility of the CEO to set the direction of a company and to make the big decisions which will lead that company the direction that they have set. I think of giants like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Jeff Bezos. They are people who looked out into the future and oriented their companies to address needs… some of them did this before the world even knew that those needs existed.
Well… who can see better into the future than God? Who is better equipped to set the direction of our lives than God? And who is better at making big decisions for our lives than God?
However, we often treat God more like a disaster response team in our lives than we do like the CEO, only going to Him when things have gone wrong.
It is like deciding to go on a whitewater rafting trip, getting flipped over because the water was too high and, only then, reaching out to God for help. Wouldn’t it have been better to ask God to be your CEO who would tell you to go mountain biking that day instead of whitewater rafting because He could see that the water was too high?
The way that we can practically do this is to spend time in prayer and God’s Word daily seeking His will before we make decisions. This gives space for us to listen to where God is leading us and allows God to be the CEO of our lives.
What would your life look like if you allowed God to be the CEO of your life?
Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.Proverbs 16:3