A while back I found some big “Driftwood Baptist Church” magnets in the pastor’s office at the church. I decided to put one on the side of my car and do some free advertising for the church. I have to say that in the last couple of weeks since I put that magnet on the side of the car, I have been a lot more mindful of the way I drive. No tailgating, no cutting others off in traffic, no making ugly gestures, honking my horn, or driving like a wild man and acting like a jerk. Yes, I have had to be VERY mindful of the way I drive. Actually, I haven’t had to change too many habits but it has made me think a lot more about my driving behaviors because of who I publicly and openly represent. I think that sometimes as Christians we need to stop for a second and think about who we publicly and openly represent. The Bible tells believers in 1 John 2:6 “the one who says he abides in Christ ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked.”
It can’t hurt us in the hustle and bustle of life to slow down from time to time and consider the message we send as we travel down the highways and byways of life. Are we driving in a way that demonstrates Christ’s mercy and grace or are we an aggressive “all about us” kind of driver who leaves others shaking their head, possibly shaking their fist as they get out of our way? That is an important question. Until next week, drive safe and stay strong in the faith.