A Drilling (lesson) on Faith from My Motorcycle Mechanic

I have to remind myself that to have faith is to trust that the Father in Heaven knows what He is doing better than I do. If I am able to trust my motorcycle to my mechanic and teeth to my dentist, then by God, I should be able to trust my life to the hands of the Father in Heaven even when I feel like wanting to freak out! 

I took my Motorcycle to my mechanic because it was acting up. My mechanic said it looked like a problem with my carburetor. He took a electric drill to my carburetor and made a hole. He then turned to me with a sheepish smile and asked, “you really trust me don’t you.” I replied, “I do.” He said, “Most motorcycle owners freak-out when I take a drill to the carburetor because they think I don’t know what I am doing… The thing is, I needed to make a hole in the casing to get to the carburetor. Only those who trust that I know what I am doing do not freak-out. It is at such moments that I know if they truly trust me as a good mechanic.”

Sometimes events happen in our lives that cause us to feel like we are being drilled out. However, faith is about trusting God to take a drill to my life while resting in the assurance that He knows what He is doing better than I do. I had to recently endure a root canal in which I had to trust that my dentist know what he is doing better than I do and yield myself to his skill. If I were to freak-out every time I heard the dentist’s drill get close to my teeth, I will end up with unclean teeth.

After having quit a rather lucrative job in the software world to go to seminary in order to follow my call into ministry I have my moments of freaking-out. Sometimes I find myself asking, “Father, what on earth are you doing to me?” At such moments, I have to remind myself that to have faith is to trust that the Father in Heaven knows what He is doing better than I do. If I am able to trust my motorcycle to my mechanic and teeth to my dentist, then by God, I should be able to trust my life to the hands of the Father in Heaven even when I feel like wanting to freak out! After all, God works ALL things for the good of those who love Him – Rom 8:28.

Author: Emmanuel R Paulpeter

I am a writer, spiritual director, life coach and a Church Planter who love all things pop culture, theology and spirituality.

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