Stay on Course – December 11, 2017

Today’s Scripture…”I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7

Thoughts for Today…”It’s hard to stay on course when everyone seems to be trying to run you off the road.”

If you don’t know what I’m talking about, then just take a drive around a school zone about 3:30 in the afternoon. Cars zooming everywhere, darting in and out of lanes.   Horns honking as they swerved directly in front of other drivers.  Trucks, cars, SUV’s slamming on their brakes. People driving on the wrong side of the road at times, coming directly at you!

Here I am, Mr. Courteous Driver, trying to navigate the already treacherous roads and everyone seems to have no regard for me.    They just want me out of the way so they could do their thing.   Yet, through it all, I somehow managed (through the grace of God!) to stay on course.  Now grant it…I’m not the perfect driver, but I am a good driver…and with the Lord’s help I was able to arrive safely home from the journey.

Isn’t that just like the Christian life? You see, “It’s hard to stay on course when everyone seems to be trying to run you off the road.” Doesn’t the Christian life seem that way at times? There are those days when it seems like everything around us is trying to force us off course. Know what I mean?  There’s an illness.  Or an unexpected bill that we don’t have the money to pay. Or a temptation.   Or an argument with a loved one. Or a co-worker who just does their best to irritate us. Or a disappointment.

There are these things that zoom around us, darting in and out of our lives.  These things that seem to be trying their best to sidetrack us and keep us from traveling down the narrow road that Christ has called us to. Here we are, trying to navigate the already treacherous roads of life and then we are faced with these things trying to force us into a ditch.

Know how to stay the course?  Rely on God’s grace. We aren’t perfect drivers — rather perfect people – but with the Lord’s help we are able to arrive safely home from the journey.

Friend, does it feel like someone or something is trying to force you off the road today?  Is there some other “car” in your life that is zooming you and crowding you off course in your relationship with Christ?

Rely upon God’s grace.  Call upon Him and ask Him to help you along the way.  He’s ready to help you drive safely home to be with Him.

Just in case you didn’t know this…we’ve only got a few more miles to go.

Have a Wonderful Day in Christ,

Pastor Terry

Family Worship Center

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