I LEFT THE GEAR ON NEUTRAL
Some years back, as I was getting home in the evening, I spotted some of my neighbours. I drove to the front of their house and stepped out of the car to exchange pleasantries.
A few minutes into our gist time, I noticed the car began to move backwards. I was surprised. I ran towards it but there was nothing I could do. The car almost ran into my neighbour’s fence. Thank God there was a heap of sand that cushioned the impact.
When I got into the car, I noticed that the gear was still on drive, the arm-brake was not properly engaged yet I switched off the engine and left the key in the ignition.
A life left to chance is a life left to disaster. A lot of people leave their life to chance and then return to blame the Lord. King Solomon outs it uniquely in the Proverbs:
People ruin their lives by their own foolishness and then are angry at the Lord.
Proverbs 19:3 NLT
You cannot leave your life to chance. Life and death are in the power of the tongue. If you are driving and you take your hands off the wheel and you allow the car to go anywhere it wants, such a car will not get to your destination but will end in disaster.
Again, prayer charts the course of our lives also. We cannot leave things to chance. The wealth that Solomon saw was rooted in the prayer that David prayed. He engaged the gear for wealth for the next generation.
Psalm 72 is headed “The Psalm of Solomon” but the closing verse says it is the Prayer of David. In that prayer, David was so specific and detailed that he mentioned that the Gold of Sheba be given to Solomon:
The kings of Tarshish and the isles shall bring presents: the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts. And he shall live, and to him shall be given of the gold of Sheba: prayer also shall be made for him continually; and daily shall he be praised. The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.
Psalm 72:10, 15, 20 KJV
Do not leave anything to chance.
Do not accept things to stay neutral.
Engage the Word.
Engage in Prayers.
Engage in things that will grow you.
Engage Learning in Wisdom.
Use the brakes of self-control.
Change gears when necessary.
But at all costs, do not stay neutral. There is no middle ground here. You are either for God or against Him. You will choose whom you will serve. Once you are neutral, the devil and his management team will take over and surely, a disaster will happen.