Her Dodge Charger lunged off the interstate- slamming into the guardrail at over 80 miles an hour. The car spun around three times into incoming traffic, narrowly missing our vehicle.
I had noticed her minutes earlier. I looked over at her passing car and saw that she was texting on her phone. She almost hit an eighteen-wheeler before slowing down.
Minutes later she flew past me in the right lane- again…texting.
I swerved to avoid hitting her wrecked car in the aftermath. From my rear view mirror I watched her safely emerge from her totaled vehicle. She was lucky to be alive.
Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”- Yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears and then vanishes. James 4:13-14
I don’t know why that young woman was in such a hurry. I do know that she wasn’t paying attention to the road.
I’m guilty of the same thing, I’m afraid. I can lose sight of the path I’m on.
I spend too much time chasing “things.”
Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. Colossians 3:2
These earthly pursuits can be distractions. They can make me careless.
Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you. Proverbs 4:25
When I’m not concentrated on Jesus, I can wander into trouble. How about you?
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Matthew 6:33
Pray for me to keep Jesus the priority for my life. And let me know how I may pray for you.