The thought crossed my mind today driving to work, while sitting at the exit ramp to the Interstate, that life really is like a highway. Everyone scurrying to get somewhere, but where is everyone going?
Some are in the left lane trying to merge to the right. Others are already there, deciding that lane is not for them and desperately trying to squeeze into the crowded left lane. Still others are in the right lane, patiently waiting to exit.
The left lane is known to be the HOV (High Occupancy Vehicle) lane. Many stay in this lane thinking it is the best route. They speed up passing others by along the way.
If you knew that the left lane was leading you down a path where the road was washed out, wouldn’t you try to change your course?
Wouldn’t you merge into the right line no matter how long it took for you to squeeze into the flow of traffic? If you finally made it into the right lane would you be willing to let others go in front of you?
I believe there are many in the HOV lane of life, without a clue that the road they travel is washed out at their final destination.
If you think you might be heading towards a washed out future or a dead-end road that doesn’t lead to an eternity spent with Christ, are you willing to ask The Lord to come into your heart and steer you in the right direction?
If so, just pray: Lord Jesus, I repent of my sins. Come into my heart. I make you my Lord and Savior.
If you prayed that simple prayer, I believe you are born again. Get into a good Bible based Church. Stay yoked to other believers who can keep you accountable and watch as The Lord moves you into the right lane.