road rage

city lights

This is taken from a blog I used to keep up last year before I started working on the FBCO Student Ministry blog.

I think there are some real connections between this blog and Romans 14, which we will be talking on this week at the Well.

Romans 14:10, Why do you pass judgment on your brother? Or you, why do you despise your brother? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God”

Read on, young brethren (slash parents who read the blog).

Driving down the interstate, stuck in Atlanta traffic you get frustrated. Bumper to bumper, the CO2 starts to mess with your head. Why are all these people in my way, don’t they know how important I am, I have places to be and people to see…but then you look around.

Green minivan has four kids in the back with no dad to be found.
White Lexus is talking his ear off vehemently towards who knows who, probably the president himself.
18-wheeler has at least 400 tons of timber in his trunk and those trees aren’t getting any younger.

Bottom line is, you are one person. ONE. There is nothing more humbling than to understand how little you matter in this world. When there are 6.794 billion people on this planet and around 370,000 babies being born every day it’s hard to justify road rage.
To others, we mean nothing. To us, we mean everything…why don’t they slow down for me? I matter the most.

1 Peter  5:6 “Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time He may exalt you,” 

We are nothing and will never be anything to almost all of the world. If you met 1 million people in your entire lifetime (and that is pushing it (big time)) you would have possibly influenced way less than .1% of the population.

How can we ever impact a world that is ever increasing and less caring than ever before?
We can’t.
…at least that’s what most people would say. But, as Christians we have the ultimate tool for impacting lives and showing others how to live for Christ.
It’s love, people!

“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” Ephesians 4:2

What? That can’t be right, if I am humble and gentle people on that interstate will run over me, no one will ever hear me and I have no possible chance at making an impact on this loud and sinful planet…

Yes, our world is full of liars, cheaters and backstabbers, what better way to be heard then to shine the  love of God and be the contrast for their life. Your light is shining so brightly they have no choice but to turn and look at you and therefore Christ. We are called to spread the love of Christ Jesus that is within us, it really is that simple.

Love simply.

 Peter 4:8

Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.

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