MY PARKING ERROR AND THE AVOIDABLE CRASH
As I returned from work that evening, I spotted my neighbours (doctors) in front of their house. Instead of driving home, I drove to the front of their apartment which had a little slope. I got out of the car and began to gist with my neighbours.
In the middle of our conversation, I saw the car descending the slope. I ran after the car but could do not nothing. Fortunately, just before it ran into the fence of another neighbour, some blocks and a little heap of sand served as speed breakers. The car came out with just a little dent. I was thoroughly shaken but also grateful. It was my Mum’s car.
When I got into the car, I realized my errors. I did not engage the gear to Park and the arm brake was also not pulled up fully. In my excitement, I almost created a disaster.
Beloved, disasters are not necessarily sudden. Some are made up of several acts of neglect that eventually snow dived into a crisis. There are decisions that have immediate consequences but there are some that are systemic- they build up like time bombs and explode at critical times.
For instance, in a case of moral failure, whatever brings a man down followed him to the top. An act of indifference that looks inconsequential can become the enemy’s Greek gift that burns a city while men are asleep.
Take Father Abraham for example- In a season of famine, he went to Egypt. He returned with so many possessions including Egyptian males and maidservants. All the servants were fed, raised and nourished under his watch. But the day the enemy will sow the seed of an alternative to God’s plans and instructions, one of the Egyptian maids came in handy.
What are you feeding today that can burn down your home, business, career or ministry tomorrow?
Listen beloved one, your thoughts, your words and your actions are seeds. Careless thoughts can become careless words. Careless words can become careless actions. Careless actions can activate the time bomb that destroys all you have built. So what do you do? If you want to win, deal with it fast while it is still a thought.
Lead your thoughts now to the obedience of Christ. Thoughts are like soldiers. Deal with rogue thoughts. Deal with thoughts that are not loyal to God’s plan and purposes for your future. Judge the thoughts now. That’s the real battle. Rogue cells become a threat to the body. Rogue thoughts become a threat to your destiny.
casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
2 Corinthians 10:5 KJV
Your thoughts must be captured. Never allow them to stay on neutral. Do not allow your mind to go on a voyage of strange things. Never allow your mind to travel into dark places. Call it back. Mind your mind. Never leave it on neutral. If you let it roam, your life will be full of strange mixtures.
Finally, if a friend gives you a car you love as a gift and customised it to suit your taste. It is brand new. But he then tells you, “Ore mi (my friend), I know how much speed thrills you. This car travels at top speed. You will love it. Since you love speed, I told the manufacturers not to put brakes. This is my gift to you”.
What did your friend give you? Are you catching cruise with your life without brakes? Friend, check your brakes. You are on a slope!