We’ve all been behind a truck with a sign on it that says, “How’s my driving?” I’ve often wondered if the truck driver remembers that sign is on the back of his truck, and if he is aware that at any moment someone might call the number on the back! Does it make him a better driver, or is it easy to just forget about? Does he remember that it not only is a reflection on him, but also on the company he is representing?
I actually saw one of these signs in Bolivia the other day, and I started thinking, “How’s my driving in my life?” I am a Christian, I say that Christ has completely changed my life, but what are my thoughts like, how kind are the words that come out of my mouth, what do my facial expressions show, are my actions showing the love of Christ to others? Does the way I run my home, treat my husband and children, the way I decide to allow my surroundings and emotions to control me or not, reflect the life of Christ to my family and others around me?
To be honest, I’m afraid that so many times, my driving through life isn’t the best. I get distracted, have road rage, I’m not aware of others around me, and I forget who I am representing.
So, to See how’s Your Driving, Let’s Take a Driver’s Test!
- How are my eyes- Do I see people the way Christ does? Or is my vision impaired due to circumstances around me?
- Do I stay in control when rough terrain comes along? Expect difficult driving conditions in life, but know that God is the one in control if I allow Him to take control and work through me. Joshua 1:9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goes.
- How are my reflexes? Always remember who you are, a child of God! That sets us apart in a world that is dark and going down the wrong path. People watch us, and they do expect to see a difference in our lives, our marriages, our work habits, and especially our reaction to things that come our way. I Thessalonians 5:6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober
- Are you prepared? In order to be a good driver, we need someone to teach us and we need to practice. The Bible is our # 1 driver’s manual for life, we need to make sure it is read continually, memorized, and applied in our lives.
II Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
So, How is your driving? Did you pass the test?