Why Pay the Cost?
Yesterday, I’m driving down Douglas Blvd. to Target when I see a cop on a motorcycle flashing his lights. I politely made a right so I could get out of his way. Unfortunately, he made the right with me; he was stopping me. I slowly lowered my cell phone, hoping he didn’t catch my minor infraction. I rolled down my window hurriedly and say “What did I do”. Now I wanted to play the Jedi mind trick with him, like I”m this law abiding citizen who is shocked and appalled at the delay. He instantly replied “I saw you in the third lane talking on the phone”. Wow, I was busted that quick. Now we all talk and drive, but, do we continue to talk after we get a ticket the first time. You wouldn’t, but, I would. In my disobedient spirit-I find that I like to test the patience and aptitude of those around me, so you know If I’m like this in the natural realm-my spiritual life has to be parallel. I have gotten two tickets for the same thing on the same street in less than a month-who does that? My disobedience is costly! So I sat there in the Target parking lot annoyed at the thought of another ticket on my record. What is wrong with me, was God using my cell phone disobedience to reveal to me something about my spiritual walk with him? Of course! I know what I’m supposed to do, he gives me clear directions and orders; and instead of obeying them and acting instantly to them. I do it my way, or think I can just squeeze one more thing in before I obey. I take my time in responding to his will and sometimes try and get away with things I shouldn’t be doing. I sat there in the parking lot and said to myself with a knot in my throat and tears in eyes “Why do I keep playing with God, he sees everything”? “And there is no creature hidden from his sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of him to whom we must give account”. Hebrews 4:13