Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Turn Signals and Life in the Fat Lane

This past Sunday, I heard a wonderful sermon illustration that caught me completely off-guard. (Don't you just love those!) Tim Tinsley was going up the ridge cut in the left lane and found himself suddenly behind a driver who seemed to be having difficulty making it up over the ridge (haven't we all been behind someone like that?!). This driver had their right turn signal on, so Tim figured that as soon as the driver in front of him was able, he would move over to the right lane. WRONG! Isn't that totally frustrating? How many of us do that in our day to day lives....and, no, I don't mean while driving. For instance, for years I have been "indicating" that I am going to lose weight. Guess what? I'm still in the fat lane. I have claimed for years that I want to have a gentle spirit, and yet, time and again I find myself doing just the opposite. Why do I cling so tightly to my sin, all the while saying that I am going to change. Jesus, I need Thee every hour....

1 comment:

Unknown Artist said...

Great post!