Drive Fast!

Pastor Chuck Swindoll tells a great story about nineteenth century agnostic Thomas Huxley.

Huxley was famous for promoting Darwinism and attacking Christianity in Europe in the mid-1800s.

While in Dublin, Ireland, rushing to catch a train, Huxley boarded a horse-drawn taxi and told the driver, “Hurry, I’m almost late ... drive fast.”

They took off at a furious pace. Huxley sat back and closed his eyes, sure he would get to the train station on time.

After a few minutes, he sensed something was wrong. Opening his eyes, Huxley saw that the cab was headed in the opposite direction of the train station.

He began to wonder: Did I ever tell the driver where I wanted to go?

Huxley called out to him, “Do you know where you are going?” 

To which the driver replied, “No, your honor, I do not. But I am driving very fast!”

What a stunningly accurate picture of so many people’s lives – going fast, but getting nowhere!

The prophet Jeremiah said:

I know, O Lord, that the way of man is not in himself, that it is not in man who walks to direct his steps. (Jeremiah 10:23)

Without the guiding hand of the Lord on our lives, we’ll never find our way spiritually. The good news is that God promises to guide us and direct our paths when we trust in Him.

Proverbs 3:5-6 says:

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Don’t fool yourself into making good time while traveling in the wrong direction. Trust in the Lord for guidance and direction today.

Have a great day, and keep moving forward!