This past September I passed the milestone of driving a motor vehicle for ten years. WHAT! I still am trying to wrap my mind around the fact that I’ve had my license for ten years. Where has the time gone?! I’ll never forget when I was in drivers education class at my local high school. Everyone in the room was eager to learn how to operate this massive piece of metal that has four wheels on it. Mainly because we were excited that our parents didn’t have to drop us off at the movies anymore.
There’s this tool that’s equipped on every car that’s extremely useful. It’s called a turn signal. I know…I know…you’re thinking a turn signal? Who uses a turn signal? It’s a really strange concept, but they’re made to let other drivers on the road when you’re making a left or right turn. Yes. Mind blowing. And boom your head just exploded.
According to an article on NASDAQ, 57 percent of American drivers admitted not using turn signals when changing lanes. Among drivers 18 to 24, 71 percent said they don’t use their signals. Even more disturbing than the statistics were the reasons. Forty-two percent of the signal-avoiders said they didn’t have time; 23 percent admitted they were just too lazy.
Imagine you’re driving down the road going 45 MPH. Traffic is moving at a normal pace and life is good. The driver in front of you decides at the last minute to slam on breaks and make a right turn. It caught you off guard and you freak out. This exact scenario happens all the time on the road.
Imagine you’re living life and things are going great. You just got a promotion at your job. Your kids are excelling in school. Life is amazing. Then life slams on the breaks and catches you off guard. Your mom or dad passes away unexpectedly, the company you work for closes it’s doors and you lose your job, or you find out your spouse has been cheating on you. You literally have nowhere to turn. You wake up one day and wonder how you got to this place.
2 Corinthians 12:9-10 says,
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
You may be feeling weak during this season of your life. You may being going through a hardship that makes it difficult to wake up each morning and have joy. My greatest desire is that you turn to Jesus more than anything or anyone else.When we have nowhere to turn, may we turn to Jesus.Click To Tweet
Life is not always going to be easy. God never promises us an easy life, but he does promise us freedom in Christ. For when Jesus invades our souls, we will forever be changed.
You are loved.