Modern technology is amazing. We have refrigerators that can play movies, speakers that can keep better conversations than your friends, and up-to-second travel updates.
It is music to my ears to hear my Google Assistant say, “You are on the fastest route to your destination.”
But it isn’t all this always this way and spoiler alert- I am not just referring to a navigation app.
As people, we are all on the way to one or two places. I do not want to sugar coat this truth. It is Heaven or Hell.
If you are a believer or not, dark forces attempt to control the flow of traffic (Ephesians 6:11-12). For the non-believer, these forces want to keep the spiritual interstate south-bound clear for you to fly 120 miles per hour to Hell.
For the believer, he will congest traffic and use slow-downs to make you a slow and ineffective Christian (1 Peter 5:8-9).
But catch this. The biggest, accessible roads are not always the fastest or smoothest. Still yet, a lot of people travel them.
For the non-believer, God has opened a detour which truly is the only way you will ever make it a Heavenly destination (Romans 10:9-10; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4).
To the believer, you may be going north-bound but don’t get content with the congestion of the interstate and loud music during the stops (1 Corinthians 2:9).
This metaphor reflects a passive faith. Be proactive, and take the better route (2 Corinthians 5:7)! Avoid the slow-downs and lead your fellow life-drivers (1 Corinthians 2:5)!
This is the way of holiness and righteousness, paved by the blood of Jesus and signed by His resurrection (Galatians 3:13; 1 Corinthians 3).
Now I understand, you may be heading north-bound, but God offers a way of power, love, and a sound-mind as you travel (2 Timothy 1:7)?
So why settle?