You have probably seen the bumper sticker that says, “God is my Co-Pilot!” On the surface this sounds like a good thing. It has that spiritual ring to it… like someone has their priorities straight. But sometimes bumper sticker clichés also reveal some theologically flawed thinking. For example, if God is a co-pilot, then he is ultimately not flying the plane. He’s not in charge; we are. It means that we’re still choosing the altitude and speed of our flight in life. It means we are picking the destination and determining the flight path to get there. God just becomes a helper to our goals and plans when we hit some turbulence or need some rest. If God is a co-pilot, we cease to be followers. We’re not his disciple, or learner, because we have made him ours. We see ourselves perhaps as equal partners or pals on the same team, but either way, it puts us in the pilot seat.  There’s even a bumper sticker out there that suggests a solution.