14 “Now fear the LORD and serve him with all faithfulness. Throw away the gods your forefathers worshiped beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the LORD. 15 But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.”
a mild sense of road rage…….
The concept behind the drive-thru is that everyone gets in one line and then as you reach this portion of the drive-thru you branch off into whichever lane is open next. But sometimes a customer will come barreling past all waiting customers and “cut” into the right lane…..nothing against you if you’ve done this…..I’ve probably even done this…..
But I’ve been in line when I’ve had friends further behind me in the line who have actually called me and said, “Can you believe some people!?!?!” It’s hilarious! I might start out in the line just wanting a diet coke and the next I know I’m judging people’s motives and feeling injustice of some kind…..
By the time I get my diet coke, I am often thinking, “Was it worth it?!?”
But I guess my point is this………
Every day we have choices to make.
And sometimes a choice that is right for me might not be right for someone else….but truly as long as we are going the same direction……towards God and not towards the world…..then we are okay to “choose either lane.”
However, there are some decisions that scream……ONE WAY ONLY!
We know deep inside that making the other choice is AGAINST GOD!
So, this morning I was faced with a dilemma…..
I have to leave early for an observation at a school. I stacked all my books into my container and there sat my Bible. I moved it quickly up onto the desk thinking to myself, “God, You know I Love You….I’ll read when I get home…”
I felt so guilty.
Then I called my friend whom I was going to caravan with and she had already left. This meant that I could come out a little later giving me a more flexible schedule. Now the choice sits before me again.
Take time to be still or keep on rushing……
I am going to have to choose “to be still”
I feel like God gave me a second chance to spend some time with Him.
As you face decisions today, I hope you can do the following things:
First of all, as hard as it is sometimes, try to worry about your own decisions…not other people’s (I’m talking to myself on this one too!).
Secondly, know that sometimes both choices might be acceptable in God’s eyes, so just pray for peace as you decide on one them.
Thirdly, watch for red flags along the way alerting to things crossroads that say, “ONE WAY ONLY!”
Praying we all can “drive thru” today pleasing God along the way,