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What’s YOUR Speed Limit?

May 26th, 2017

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
(Proverbs 3:5-6, KJV)

Have you ever been driving on the highway, going the speed limit, and another car comes speeding behind you attempting to push you out of the way? When that happens, what do you do? Do you start driving faster, feeling the pressure to drive with the flow of traffic? Do you move out of your lane to let the speeding car pass by? Or do you stay in your lane and ignore the speeding car? The other day, I witnessed this occurrence while driving to work.

There was a little car going the speed limit, minding its own business, when suddenly another car came dashing behind it, hoping the little car would speed up or get out of the way. The fast car rode closely on the little car’s bumper trying to hurry it along. But the little car seemed oblivious to the fast car’s tactics and kept riding at the same speed. The driver of the fast car kept trying to push the little car to make it ride with the “flow of traffic” until his frustrations got the best of him and he finally switched lanes. Other cars darted by the little car but the entire time the driver kept both hands on the wheel and maintained the speed limit. For some reason, I was intrigued by the actions of the little car and instantly the Lord spoke to me and said, “that’s how you should be.” I could do nothing but laugh because I understood exactly what He was expressing to me.

Like this traffic example, there will be times in our lives when people try to push us along to move at a faster pace. They will tell us what we should be doing and how fast we should be going. However, we have to be unmoved and stay focused on the “spiritual speed limit” which is the pace that God told us to move. At times you may feel pressure to speed forward due to everyone else’s rapid movement around you. But if God’s instructions were to “slow down” or “be still” you have to stand firm and let nothing shake your faith. When we follow God’s instructions, we will get to our destinations safely without the traffic violations called “sin” and avoidable accidents caused by “disobedience.”

So my brothers and sisters I encourage you today to move at the pace that God has told you to move. Don’t be distracted or pressured by what other people are doing. We all have different callings, different seasons, and different motivations. Keep your eyes on God and let Him dictate how fast or slow you should be going. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not unto your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.” ~SMC

Let’s pray: Lord, I thank you for the path that you’ve tailored to fit my life. Help me to stay focused on your instructions and not the opinions of others. Lord, you created me and know every road I should take, so continue to lead me in your way. Amen!