When I think on my ways, I turn my feet to your testimonies Psalm 119:59
Have you ever driven down the road, lost in thought only to blink and realize you were several miles down the road? I have. During most of my life, we lived in a small bedroom town but I worked in the city, which meant long commutes. And everyday I’d sit for over an hour in traffic heading either into work or back home, creeping along watching the rear bumper in front of me and reading its stickers for the umpteenth time. Save the whales. Vote for blah-blah, my child is an honor student, honk if you love fishing. Those were often my blank out times.
We can have spiritual blank out times as well. Perhaps in the mundane of our lives, we just creep along, not really paying attention. We miss opportunities to serve God, to say a kind word or give a sympathetic smile. We forget there is a beacon in us that is supposed to be illuminating people’s darkness. Stuck in the traffic of life, not concentrating on what we are doing, just following the person ahead of us.
That can be a dangerous thing, just as blanking out on the road can be. When we void our mind it gives the devil time to move in. When we get caught up in the world’s patterns and just inch along, following what everyone else is doing or watching or saying, it all blurs into a haze. We do not see that in that haze is danger- pot holes to trip us up. We need to remember our inwards beacon called the Truth and light the path of ourselves, and for others.
The Psalmist said when he thought about his ways, he turned his feet back to God’s ways. Today, think about your ways. Turn your feet back to God’s Truth and walk His path. The road haze will clear and you will see blessings all around. Perhaps you will see how you can be a part of helping others who are stuck in the midst of the fog of life. Don’t travel down life creeping along bumper to bumper with the world. As the song goes, ask Jesus to take the wheel.