Sunday, January 14, 2007

Cruise Control – The Flip Side

In yesterday’s post I talked about cruise control being used to keep me within the speed limit and likened it to boundaries. I want to take a look at the flip side of cruise control.

The Autobahn in Europe has no speed limit. Let’s imagine that you’re driving a Porsche that has the capacity to go 180 miles an hour. If you set your cruise control to fifty five miles an hour, you are driving well below the capability of your vehicle. It would be freer to turn cruise control off, and go as fast as your vehicle and your driving ability allows.

There are areas in our lives where limits and controls are important – it protects us from ourselves and the enemy.

What if God placed your car on the Autobahn where there are no limits, only those you set for yourself?

It’s very scary at first but the thrill, excitement and freedom you experience going as fast as your able is – priceless.

At the end of The Matrix Neo made this statement: “I’m going to hang up this phone and show these people what you don’t want them to see – a world without you – a world without rules and controls – a world without borders or boundaries – where anything is possible. Where we go from here is a choice I leave to you.”

Cruise control/boundaries have their place in our lives. When it comes to our experiences with Him don’t you want to be on the Autobahn – where there are no limits to what we can do or experience? With God anything is possible if we just let Him take us where He wants us to go. Let go and let God should be our mantra. Passion for Him should be without limits. Freedom in Him is what He has for us. It’s important to know which road you’re on. Neither road is wrong, just different.

A sixteen year old who just received his license would be wise to stay off the Autobahn until he has more experience. I encourage you out there who have had your license for a long time to take that leap of faith. This world is big enough for the roads that go 55, 70 or are limitless. Reach for all that God has for you.

© Nadine Z. 2007

1 comment:

Tom Zawacki said...

I want to live my life on the Autobahn!!!