The other day I got on the freeway and once I reached the speed limit, I put my car on cruise control to make sure that I didn’t go over. Soon after, I noticed most of the cars were flying past me. I checked my speedometer to make sure I was still doing 70 miles per hour because I felt like I was barely moving….
Such is life! Doing the speed limit or staying in God’s will can seem like we are barely moving as people fly past! Today I wanted to encourage us to continue in the will of God….doing His “speed limit”. In the speed limit there is safety and in the will of God there is safety. Yes the people who are doing over 70 mph are flying past you, but there is danger in going over the speed limit. The possibility of being pulled over and getting a ticket or being injured/injuring others in a car accident is not worth it.
Please note that I am the person who naturally speeds, so this message is from God to me….I’m hoping it blesses you as it convicts and blesses me! I utilize the cruise control to make sure I do the speed limit. God’s Word can be the cruise control in this case. The Word of God tells us if we are in the will of God as we compare our lives with the scriptures.
It may seem like ALL the cars are speeding past but rest assured it just looks like that. There are others doing the speed limit but it’s hard to see them when many cars are flying past. There are people still doing the will of God and resting in safety. Let us be those few people. There are benefits to being one of those few.
And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.Galatians 6:9
Even when it feels like we aren’t moving, indeed we are. It may not be at the pace we desire but it’s the will of God. We will get to our destination in perfect timing.
“My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.”James 1:2-4 KJV
This scripture has continued to bless me in this season of life, I can rest in God’s Word knowing that the destination is “perfect and entire, wanting nothing”.
Don’t speed up to go with the flow, stay in the will of God and let patience have her perfect work. It’ll be worth it.