Monday, November 19, 2012

Rear View Mirror

Have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving You All!

Rear View Mirror

“Oh Lord!” That’s what I say when I look in my rear view mirror and see a policeman behind me. As long as he is there, I am self-conscious of everything I do. Am I going the speed limit? Is it the posted speed limit? Am I putting my blinkers on too early or too late? How long am I to sit at a stop sign? Are all my lights working? Is he taking notes of everything I do and don’t do? Yeah, I freak out a little.
Needless to say, I am not as conscientious with my driving when there’s NOT a cop behind me. My attitude is different, so my driving is different. I’m not as worried about getting caught doing something wrong. Isn’t that like the way we are a lot of times with our attitude toward God?

Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account. Hebrews 4:13 (NIV)

How different would your actions be if you remembered that God knows all? No, I don’t think we should be paranoid like I described myself in the first paragraph. God isn’t waiting for us to miss up so He can write us a ticket. If we’ve been saved, our fine was paid with the blood of Jesus.
Here’s the bigger picture. If we have the wrong attitude about the sin in our lives, then how are we going to lead the lost to Christ? How are we to be an example to others?

In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness. Titus 2:7(NIV)
May you have a blessed day with no cops in your rear view mirror.

1 comment:

  1. This is so true! Even when I know I'm doing everything right, I will still get a funny feeling in the pit of my stomach when that cop ends up behind me. I need to develop the same kind of feeling with God so I'll stay in line. Great post and great reminder.