Saturday, October 23, 2010

Boast Not Thyself of Tomorrow

If anybody would have told me that on the 18th of Monday morning I would borrow my friends mini van to drive to the city to see my son and walk out of a car accident unharmed after blacking out for nearly 30 seconds, knocking down more than 10 secure guard rails, while driving on the edge of a 200 ft drop I wouldn’t have believed them and I don’t think you would have either, but what a mighty God we serve.

The Impact of the guardrails being hit is not what woke me, by the time I woke up I had already knocked over roughly 4 guard rails that’s how deep of a sleep I was in. It wasn’t even the fumes of the car that woke me but it was God’s Grace that not only woke me, but kept me. I thank God for taking control of the wheel while I was unconscious. If I moved to the right to get my car to hit the guardrails and on the other side of the guardrails there was nothing stopping me from moving over to the right a couple more inches to a 200 feet fall, which God prevented.

Some Lessons the Lord taught me through this.

1) James 4:15 "For that ye ought to say If the Lord will we shall live and do this or that".

I am man and my life is not in my hands, but God’s. He holds the future, present, and the past. I promised my son something that was out of my control. Instead of saying “Nyleek Daddy promises he’s going to see you Monday”. I should’ve said, “Nyleek Lord willing I will be able to drive down there to come see you Monday”

2) Proverbs 3:6 "In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight".

If you acknowledge God in all your ways that just doesn’t mean communicating with him before you make a decision, but it also means understanding that he is sovereign and not to place anything before his will. When it comes to your wishes and desires make sure God still comes first. A key reason I was tired driving to the city is because I worked all night until the day helping my friend finish his short film. I knew I should be resting on the Sabbath as I usually do, but I said to myself “God understands”. Know he doesn’t understand lol God’s Will should always come first. Jesus reminds us in Mark that man wasn’t made for the Sabbath, but rather Sabbath was created for the man, something I did not honor that.

3) Proverbs 27:1 “Do not boast about tomorrow, For you do not know what a day may bring forth”.

Oh Boy was I boasting. I told the whole world I was driving down to the city to get my son and bringing him back up. I knew this was a fact in my heart…little did I know what tomorrow held.

My brothers and sisters learn from my mistakes and be wise. It’s good to know that we serve a God that doesn’t love us based off of our performance. If that was the case I would’ve been taken off the stage a long time ago. You don’t need a near death experience to know that many people didn’t’ make it to today, but your still here. God still has a purpose and a plan for your life. Get to know your savior Jesus Christ.

I diverted off the straight and narrow path and sped 80 miles per hour in the wrong direction…SLEEP! And yet God kept me. Is there a situation in your life that God has kept you even though you fell asleep causing you to divert off of the straight and narrow path?