Take The Auto-Pilot Off
Receiving six inches of rain in the period of three or four days is not fun. A creek is running through a normally dry ditch that sits in front of my house. The Little River has not been so little for the last little bit. Road have been blocked, washed out or even fallen completely off of a mountain. Life has not been normal.
Danger is everywhere, so you have to be alert. You have to adjust your life a little. You may leave a bit early. You take a different route to where you’re headed. Your senses are heightened to imminent threats. You have to be a bit more careful.
That lasts for a little while and then life resumes back to normal. I realized that on my drive into work after things had settled down a bit. I was back on auto-pilot and turned down a road I normally take. I was jarred back awake when I saw the warning barrels. The road ahead was still flooded. I asked Jan, “What was I doing?” Obviously, I was not as concerned about the potential dangers of my trip.
Life can be like that for us, can’t it? We cruise along on auto-pilot. We’re not aware of the danger around us. If you don’t get what I’m talking about, I’ve moved on from the flooding in East Tennessee last week.
I’m talking about our spiritual lives.
We don’t stay alert to the threats around us. We are content to just sleep walk through life. We don’t think about the fact that the enemy is a roaring lion seeking to devour us.
Sometimes we need to run into an orange barrel to wake us up. To jar us out of our sleep. To make us alert to what is going on.
We need to take it off of auto-pilot.
Do you ever realized that you need to take the auto-pilot off?