Autopilot

Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. Ephesians 5:15-17

 

Urban legend tells the story of a man driving his brand new RV for the first time.  Thinking it was the same thing as “autopilot” he pushed the cruise control button and stepped to kitchen of the RV for a drink. 

 

You know what happened next.  The motor home veered off of the freeway and crashed.

 

Although the story may not be true, the illustration reminds us of the dangers of putting parts of our lives on autopilot.  Trying to navigate through life without deliberate effort, hoping to arrive at a good destination without being at the wheel, only leads to mistakes and disappointments.

 

Take an inventory of your current circumstances.  Are you taking things for granted? Are you ignoring warning lights?  Perhaps you’re investing more time in work and television than on your family and the family of God. 

 

Today, ask God to make evident to you what in your life needs to be changed.  It may be as simple as spending a few extra minutes with your kids before bedtime or investing time in the life of someone at church. 

 

Turn off the autopilot and get in gear today!

   

Have a great day, and keep moving forward!