Signal On

 

Driving down the highway, I came upon a car in the lane next to me with it’s turn signal on. My lane was beside the car.  I waited back a short distance to allow the car to change into my lane.

My initial thought was the person needed to change lanes.  But after waiting a few seconds and the person making no indication of altering their course, I got frustrated.  I wanted to help them in changing lanes.

Upon closer look at the driver, I noticed the driver had no intent to change lanes. They had forgotten to turn off their signal. Instead of being aware of their own signals, they were now distracted by a conversation on their cell phone.

Seeing this, I sped back up and went on my way.  As I looked back to see if the driver would turn off their signal, I noticed more drivers slowing down to allow the driver to change lanes. Still no change occurred.

 

Luke 10:38-42 

 38As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. 39She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. 40But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”

 41“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42but only one thing is needed.Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”

 

I have met many people who want to change their lives, but they don’t want to give up the things in their lives that keep them from real change.  

Others may see that their friend/child/parent/co-worker has thought about changing and have  even tried to help.  But as much as they want to help the person change, they can not do it. 

Change comes when you search your heart to see what is lord in your life.

What should be given up?

 It depends on what keeps you from changing and giving your all to Christ. For me, some were watching certain shows on TV and wanting to sleep later in the morning. For someone else, it might be an over committed schedule. It could be alcohol for another. It depends on what has kept you from living completely for Jesus Christ.

 But once you figure out what is lord in your daily life, you will be free to change…… and change towards letting God be in control is good!

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