A few nights ago, I heard the Holy Spirit say to me the word “proxy.” I knew the meaning of the word but could not understand why the Lord spoke this word to me. I prayed but did not receive an answer. This is a word not often used. Then a friend of mine commented on one of my postings saying that you cannot fly an aircraft by proxy. Also, you cannot follow Jesus by proxy. Nobody else can do it for you. You have to do it yourself, you have to control the aircraft and fly it all the way from take-off to landing. Once you go solo, you are the only captain on board. Whether you fly and land at your destination depends entirely on you, how you handle the aircraft and whether you safely land it. It all depends on you, your skills and execution.
Many private pilots get killed every year. Many skilled and accomplished pilots get killed. It is dangerous to fly private aircraft. I used to fly in Africa for many years, into remote places. You have to do everything right or you will kill yourself. Some do everything right and still get killed. You are out there on your own and your flight safety as well as that of those on board with you depends entirely on you. I was not the best pilot that I knew, but I survived many fatal situations. Things can go very wrong very quickly. The weather can change, your aircraft engine can fail. Quite a few excellent pilots, that I knew killed themselves in aircraft accidents. I should have been killed quite a few times but I survived. I did not survive because I was such a good pilot, but rather because Jesus kept me alive. There were many times that I was in dire situations, where I called out to the Lord and He brought me through, to make a safe landing.
Here is the lesson. In our walk with Jesus, we are the ones in control. It depends on you, whether you will reach your destination. Nobody else can do it for you, but without Jesus, you will not make it. It does not matter how skilled and proficient you are, without Jesus, you will not make it. When you are up in the air, with howling winds, lightning and thunder, being tossed around like a leaf, you call on Jesus, and when He opens a small path through the thick clouds to the place of safe landing, you know He saved you, and you know that without Jesus you will not make it into heaven. You have to take control, nobody else can do it for you, but without Jesus, we will not make it.
Are you following Jesus? Are you flying, and is Jesus with you? If you stay on the ground, you will not make it to your destination.
May Jesus bless you.