stay in your lane

Stay in Your Lane

A lane is a path with clearly defined edges to keep one from drifting outside of the path.
There’s a reason we are told to stay in our lanes when we drive… Obviously to avoid crashing into another vehicle or cause another to crash. Same theory for swimmers, runners, and those in a race. In your job, you are responsible for your own tasks and projects. When you cross over into a co-worker’s territory, you create more problems rather than solutions. Going outside of your lane wreaks havoc for you and those around you. A train stays on it’s track.
God gave us clear lanes for so many reasons. He created us to be in relationship with Him, and He is holy. He will not be with us in our unholy state, so He provided Jesus to make a way for us to be in His presence. Jesus showed us with His example how to live a godly life. To walk upright means to stay in our lane, to be more like Jesus by loving others, serving others and speaking in love. The Bible teaches us about putting others before ourselves, how to speak with encouragement and love.
The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone.
I will make a helper suitable for him.” (Genesis 2:18)
God created man and woman for His purposes and we stay in our lanes. He designed husbands to lead, love and strengthen the family. He designed wives to be his helper, encourager, nurturer and partner in life. He designed families to love and encourage each other, to share generations of memories and to leave a legacy of faith and service to Jesus. He created us to be His disciples.
Going outside of our lanes creates turmoil and trouble, which only delights our enemy as he strives to divide us and keep us from our purpose.
“You were running a good race. Who cut in on you to keep you from obeying the truth?” (Galatians 5:7)
The Bible teaches us that when we accept Christ as our Savior and are baptized, we receive forgiveness of all of our sins, yesterday-today-tomorrow and His Holy Spirit, who helps us navigate the trouble from this world. We don’t give up because His Spirit lives in us and shows us how to live.
He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
    And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
    and to walk humbly with your God. (Micah 6:8)
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us…” (Hebrews 12:1)

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