When you are driving down the road and you look out your window at the ground you are passing by what does it look like? If you are normal, then it looks like a giant blur with some pieces looking noticeable but mostly everything is simply passing by so fast you have trouble recognizing it. When a car pulls beside you and is moving the same direction at the same speed as you are, what do you see? Unfortunately, you get to see too much. Either you see someone driving while texting which is a disaster waiting to happen, you may see them singing along to their favorite song which is always funny, or you make eye contact and awkwardly snap your head back around and pretend you were not looking. Whatever you see when you glance over, the thing is you can see each other as if you were not moving at all.
The same can be said when we see what God is doing in this world. It sometimes overwhelms us because there is so much that needs to be done and so many needs calling out for attention. Its like I want to join God at work in this world, but it seems so big that doing nothing is the easiest thing to do.
How different would things be if I was moving at the speed of God rather than sitting on the side of the road trying to catch Him when we drives by?
This is the thought that hit me this week. When my life is focused on Christ, the opportunities to serve appear naturally and they seem doable. When I have drifted away a bit or slowed down things seem to get out of control much easier.
My only hope is Christ. I know that line is loaded and applies to pretty much any situation, but if my life is not focused on Christ I am not the husband, friend, co-worker, church member, brother or son I am supposed to be.
To be moving at the speed of God, that means that I need to talk to Him each day. I need to spend time praying to Him each and every day. I need to spend time reading my Bible and applying what I learn to how I live my life. Just like we could not be in tune with a friend that we do not spend time with, we can’t be in tune with God by spending one hour with Him a week on Sundays. A relationship with God is so much more and so much deeper than that.
I am who I am supposed to be, who I was created to be when I am moving at the speed of God. I am doing what I was created to do when I am moving at the speed of God.
Let’s all challenge ourselves to do what it takes in our own lives so that we can build a closer relationship with God. Let’s build rhythms in our daily lives where we deliberately include God and soon we will find that we are with God in everything we do. In doing so, we will find ourselves moving at the speed of God.