I was listening to a gentleman tell me today about his dream to be a race car driver. For his birthday, after he had retired from his “real” job, his sons gave him 25 laps around racetrack with a top speed of 165 miles per hour.
He said a number of things in his story that applies to living with a Biblical worldview. He said he was strapped into what he called a cage. He had just enough room to look straight head, turn the steering wheel, shift the car and brake. Notice something here? All unnecessary movements were eliminated so he could focus on the task at hand, which was driving his car around the track as fast as he could.
Our enemy can’t keep us from winning the race as Jesus will finish the job He started (Phil. 1:6). He can, however, distract us and get us to crash (aka take our drugs of choice). He will try to put stuff in your peripheral vision so you can’t respond to the items he throws on the track, which you would have seen if you’d been focusing on the road ahead of you. Listening to Jesus throughout your day (i.e. a Biblical worldview) keeps you focused on the race, which is to become more and more like Him and do the “good works” He has prepared for you to do. Want to stay free (Gal. 5:1)? Keep your blinders on!
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