Drive It Like You Own It

This isn’t the post I intended on writing this week…but when God prompts I’ve learned to respond so here we go…

I’ve been driving my husband’s ginormous truck for the past week now, my grocery getter is out of commission for the time being.

Before I get to the point of this post let me tell you a few of the issues I have with this truck: first off, Nate has it all jacked up, so for a mama who never quite made it to five foot it’s not really ideal. Secondly the other day when I subbed for P.E. class I had driven the truck to work and it just so happens there’s a sticker placed perfectly in the center of the back glass of an AR rifle. My husband is an avid hunter, sorry PETA….anyway when I pulled up to the school I thought about how this sticker may be offensive, therefore I was slightly paranoid for the next few hours that the school principal might show up in the gym and interrogate me, thankfully nothing ever came of it.

…Now this next part I’m dishing out for free, for your entertainment and pleasure…on Wednesday I stopped at the bank and decided it’d be best for me to run inside rather than attempt the drive-thru for fear of wiping out the building (or the truck). As I was getting ready to leave the lobby, our banker greeted me and casually asked, “Can I watch you get back into that truck?” ….ummm great grief, are you kidding me?!! Thanks for making it even more awkward lady!!…

The other thing is that I’ve been trying to be very respectful of my husband’s property by leaving the seat controls alone, the steering wheel set in the place where he keeps it, and also working on self-control by avoiding fidgeting with his stereo…

But all of that changed yesterday…when I took a turn a little too wide into the opposite lane causing the oncoming driver to swerve just a bit.😬

“That’s it Mc, I’ve had it, I’m gonna drive this thing like I own it!” I said out-loud to myself and my daughter who was sitting in the passenger’s seat.

And with that, I proceeded to move the seat forward (so I no longer have to sit on the edge of it while getting choked out by the seatbelt), the steering wheel came down (so I can somewhat see over the top of it now), the mirrors got a dramatic adjustment, and the auxiliary cord was quickly plugged in and we were blaring Lauren Daigle in no time!! ***By the way Nate, your speakers sound much better than the Jeep’s…😉

Drive it like I own it!….

Those words drove through my mind as I traveled down the highway and considered how true this needs to be of our faith.

If we’re gonna be real about our faith, we need to be all in….there’s no in between. It’s called sold-out-for-Jesus kind of faith. Radical faith, some call it. And when we witness it or choose it for ourselves it’s a beautiful thing.

Drive it like you own it!

It’s the idea that when you’re in a church service during worship time and you feel led to lift your hands while singing praises to the Lord, you do it joyfully and without reservation, not anxious about what those behind you may think. (Psalm 63:4)

When you’re on lunch break and you pray for the blessing of your food, you’re not fearful what your co-workers might say, you do it anyway and with genuine thankfulness. (Acts 27:35)

…Owning our faith means we’re choosing Bible verses to memorize because we see the important need to do so…we memorize them for the sake of how they speak to our soul and resonate within us, not because our Pastor has told us to — but simply because we know how much scripture impacts us for the benefit of His divine glory. (Psalm 119:11)

Our faith has to be our own. We aren’t saved under our parent’s faith, nor our spouse’s…not even because we believe in the words of a powerful devotion or sermon. Good deeds can’t pave our way to salvation either…We’re saved by the grace, mercy, and our belief in a loving Jesus who paid the ultimate price for our sins when He went to the cross and was resurrected for God’s purpose.

The world’s ways of the flesh show an incredible difference to the way of the radical Christian; therefore someone who doesn’t believe in Christ or sits on the fence of what they believe, won’t value or respect the importance of radical faith, but rather they may mock it.

Those who truly follow Christ, on the other hand, understand that faith will be tested, trials will always be a part of life this side of Heaven, and yet trust in God is the only option — we choose it obediently and without hinderance, it may not look perfect but it involves a conscious effort.

The more we dig deep into our faith, the more we “drive it like we own it!”

Christianity is fueled by faith in an amazing Jesus — and the best part is, it certainly doesn’t take a big, jacked-up truck to drive it like we own it!

Lauren Daigle (You Say):

Author: alimw2013

About For His Purpose~ My name is Alicia and I'm a thirty-something year old who loves Jesus. Only through God’s amazing grace and mercy I have been redeemed from past regret and shame. Reading His word has allowed me to look past Satan’s forceful lies, to see myself for who Christ says I am in Him. Through writing I have learned why I made the choices I made in my younger years and I now have a better understanding of why I desire to love God like crazy these days. Despite my daily failures, God remains faithful always. I am reassured of His unconditional love for me by every ink-drop spilled out on paper, each committed prayer as I cry out to Him, and deep understanding reflected through reading His word as truth. Yes keeping a blog will make me vulnerable to others’ opinions- there will be some who don’t understand, some who may criticize or judge, but on the other hand if just one piece expressed through my writing grabs someone’s attention and directs them to God, then pouring out my heart in a blog for the world to read is worth it. I choose to glorify Him alone through words streaming across a glowing screen. And it wouldn’t be fair if I didn’t reveal the fact that I’m incredibly quirky; I’m my loving husband’s best friend, my vivacious kids’ craziest cheerleader and spiritual trainer (3 John 1:4). I love anything farmhouse and rustic style. I think cupping a warm coffee mug in the palm of my hands is more satisfying than the contents within. I share a common obsession with my husband for the mountains, but I would (without a doubt) settle for waves crashing against my legs at the Atlantic Ocean just as well, and I almost always have a Yorkie curled up on my lap while writing. *All photos are photographed by forhispurpose.blog and therefore may not be stored or photocopied in any manner.

32 thoughts on “Drive It Like You Own It”

  1. I guess the dad in me started getting scared as I read the first couple of paragraphs as I imagined you driving this elephant on wheels. But you’re spot-on to drive your faith-life like you own it. After all, you do. In the end, your faith drives you. Hugs & God’s grip. – Alan

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  2. Great devo, Alicia!! The message that faith has to be our own–not our pastor’s, our parents’, our fave Christian singer’s, or anyone else’s–is such an important message. We will receive…but WE have to ask!

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  3. Helpful, not just spiritually, but literally- I’ve sold my car so should really be driving my wife’s bigger car more instead of leaving her to do all the driving! 🙂

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  4. I had to giggle aloud on this one! I have been there and done that one! My hubby had a huge diesel truck a few years back that I drive while he drove his work truck to work. I couldn’t pull up in a bank drive thru, because it was so so loud! I tried it at first lol. I almost took the menu sign out at Sonic while backing out of the space there! And I did manage to hit a small pine tree while backing up one time…😂

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  5. I love your “drive-it-like-you-own-it” decision! LOL Yes, when you’re driving, you have to be comfortable enough to see and reach the pedals!! 😀
    And great analogy! Sold-out faith, living for Jesus without worrying about others will say, that’s the way He wants us to be! After all, worrying about what others think is not really faith, is it? Nor is it seeking first HIS kingdom. Nor is it having Him as our first love.
    You go, girl! Drive it like you own it! 🙂

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  6. Fabulous post! Thanks for reminding us all to be real and genuine with our faith lest we ever be lukewarm! There are so many opportunities to share God’s truth and invite others to learn about our faith in Jesus. Keep being bold in Christ!

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    1. Thank you for reading and for your comment…I kept thinking of the idea of lukewarm Christianity as I was writing this …if we don’t have that bold faith than we simply are being lukewarm

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  7. I’ve been dealing with the same thing the last two weeks. My car us being fixed waiting on parts and I’m driving the big truck too! I drive around d the parking lots trying to find a space to pull in pointing out so when I leave I dont have to back the thing up!

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    1. That’s awesome, (well not the broke down car part)….not sure about you but my depth perception is horrible so it’s necessary for me to park in particular spots lol so I can avoid getting myself in and out of a mess!
      Thanks for reading!!❤️🙏

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  8. I loved this one! Lol 😂 I don’t drive. I don’t even have a license, I have a fear that I will cause an an accident and I’m way too soft, so I don’t want to live with harming anyone. Andrew respects this. He says he wishes more people thought like this, so he has never pushed me to get my license.

    What got me laughing, though, was that it made me think of when I was a kid and my older cousin wanted to take me to get icecream. I was tiny, but he put me on this ten speed that was way too big for me. My feet could reach the pedals, but they couldn’t reach the ground. Lol. It must have looked pretty funny. Every time we stopped at a light, or whatever I’d have to jump off the bike. Lol. I think I did actually wipe out once. It was scary lol. I tried to own it, but it was too big for me. Ever feel that way about our work for God? I do! That makes our dependency on Him even more important. We can’t ride that big bike (drive that big truck) on our own! Lol. Thanks for sharing Ali! It’s not easy being small, but we have a great and mighty God. ❤

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    1. Yes I do feel like that and it makes it a great reminder that I need His strength and guidance.

      My husband probably thinks I shouldn’t have a license..I actually do get nervous driving, especially in town, so I like your mindset with that!!

      Thank you for reading and for the comment lady! ❤️

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  9. I love this sister! You got me pumped up💪
    First, God was the first one to clothe us in furr. I took those fig clothes off Adam and Eve, he gave them fresh clean exotic furr to wear.
    The truth is, we own this earth because our father in heaven created it. Why on earth are we not acting like owners?! I will drive it like I own it and so to it that i experience heaven on earth.

    Great post sis!

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    1. Ahhh love what you’ve said here!! Thanks so much for sharing your sweet words of wisdom!!
      P.s…..I’m still driving the darn truck 😕because the Jeep isn’t fixed yet…..but when comparing this analogy to faith we were never promised it’d be easy!!

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