What Lane Are You Traveling In Life?

Rush hour traffic is a funny thing. You can sit in one lane and watch the other two lanes moving forward, then the second you change lanes, that one backs up and the one you were in moves ahead.

Sometime ago, I was watching the movie, Office Space. I didn’t see the whole thing but I’ll never forget dying of laughter after watching the beginning of the movie when the main character was on his way to work in rush hour traffic. He was in the middle lane which, by the way, wasn’t moving an inch, and he’s sitting there watching the left and right lane just cruising along.

So he opts to get over into the left hand lane, and as soon as he gets over, that lane comes to a halt and the middle lane starts to move forward. Now he’s looking at the middle and the far right hand lane cruising alone while his lane is at a complete stand still.

He then opts to get back into the middle lane and then the left hand lane starts to push forward. I found this to be hilarious because we all, at some point in our experience of driving in rush hour traffic, have experienced this.

Inspirational Messages | What lane are you traveling in life What lane are you traveling in on the road of life?  Are you changing lanes just because it “seems” as though everyone else is moving ahead, and you’re not? Hang tight my friend. Don’t jump ship just because you’re not moving ahead at the rate that you think you should be.

God will take you to the next level on His own timing. You will move ahead when God sees that you’re ready for the next level in life.

Luke 12:48 tells us: “But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.”

God won’t put more on you than you can bear. You may be ready to move forward but the territory that comes with that level in life, may be too much for you right now.

We all grow and mature at different levels in life. Whereas, it may take you 2 years to reach your pinnacle of success in your business or goal, another person may be able to reach their pinnacle in half that time. It doesn’t mean that God has more favor towards one or the other, it means that God knows when the time is right to progress you forward.

He’s the beginning and He’s the end. He’s the Alpha and the Omega. Jeremiah 1:5 says: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” God knew, even before you were born, the greatness that you have on your life. You are indeed destined for greatness, my friend.

I believe that God looks at us based on the lessons we’ve learned from our past experiences. He  looks at how we implement those lessons into our lives. He’s also looking to see if we have a heart to seek after Him.

Instead of looking around at others in life and seeing how they’re progressing, and wanting to change lanes just because it seems as though you’re not progressing, look unto, Jesus, who is the author and finisher of our faith. Stand still and keep your eyes focused on God.

God sent His son, Jesus, to die so that we may all have the right to the tree of life. Therefore, if we all live right we’re going to go to the same place. We will get there at different times but were all going to the same place in life. Some people have gone on before you but don’t let that stop you.

Stay in your lane. Don’t waiver to the left, don’t waiver to the right. Wait patiently on the Lord and be of good courage. He will strengthen your heart as you move forward in your life journey.

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Author: Jarrod Clark (790 Articles)

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  • At 2010.02.27 18:19, Jeremy Johnson said:

    Hi Jarrod, nice to see a like-minded person around. I loved your ‘Office Space’ analogy – I too laughed at that part of the movie. You have a good website here – keep up the good work!

    • At 2010.02.27 18:42, Jarrod Clark said:

      Thanks Jeremy!

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