One analogy that the speaker used really stuck out to me. He said that we humans are like the little boy sitting on our father's lap in the drivers seat of his car. His hands are on the top of the steering wheel, his feet are barely dangling over his daddy's knees, and he can barely see over the dashboard yet he says "Look, Daddy! I'm driving!" That's how we feel sometimes, isn't it! We think we're in control and we've got this life thing! But little do we know, God's got his huge hand on the bottom of the steering wheel. He's really the one steering. And his feet are making the vehicle go. It's not us at all even though it may seem like it at times!
For me, it's easy to sit back and let God drive when things are going well. When I have a comfortable job and a loving husband. When we're making plenty of money to pay all the bills and all of my friends and family are in good health. Basically, I'm content when life is going the way I want it. But life doesn't always go that way, does it? In fact, it's very seldom that life goes the way we want. And that's when it's difficult to remember that God is driving. That's when it's hard to sit back and trust him to step on the breaks when He needs to!
If something is not going the way I want it to in my life, it usually takes me a while to put it in God's hands. I'll be stressed out for a while and worry 24/7 for a couple days until I just cannot handle it anymore. That's when I finally turn to God. But that's not what He wants. He wants us to turn to Him first. He wands us to trust Him all the time. After all, He is the one controlling everything. He wants us to recognize that and to lean on Him rather than try to do it all ourselves.
Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble." Matthew 6:25-34 ESV