2015-03-25 - Changing Lanes
When I say changing lanes, you may think of any number of possibilities. A couple are bowling and driving. Since no one does a lot of erratic lane-changing in bowling, I am going to go with driving a car. There are many necessary moves needed between lanes, in order to reach the destination of choice. What I am talking about, with these lane changes, are the ones not really out of necessity, but out of frustration or confusion. On a particular interchange I take, from one side of town to the other, I stay in the middle lane until I get quite close to my exit. People are entering on the right side, and passing on the left. While riding along in that middle lane various insane and ridiculous moves back and forth are going on around - in front and behind, in and out, back and forth - which sometimes help, and very often not so much.
Another particular day, there was a pretty major accident on the interstate road that goes through the area. One lane was closed, people merged, and things crawled along for 30-40 minutes. You know what this is like, if you do any driving on these type of roads. Sometimes, like in this case, the accident was still being sorted out, as the tour bus that had been burned and ruined was sitting on the side of the road. Fortunately, the people that had been on the bus had no major injuries. And sometimes the accidents can create traffic issues for hours to come, and you can drive by, and see nothing at any point. So people will keep changing lanes, hoping for a break in getting moving, and can just end up stuck and more frustrated.
So it goes, when we keep no particular disciplined pattern of getting to our spiritual destination.
We have to focus on our spiritual destination, by getting into the word, finding what lifts us up worship-wise, finding ways to get our focus off of ourselves and helping others out, and surrounding ourselves with other believers who will lift us up and also keep us accountable to what God teaches us. When we allow God to work in and through us, we will always be in the correct lane, headed right toward Him.
“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” (Psalm 119:105)
All scripture references are from the King James Version (KJV) unless otherwise noted.