Wrecks on the Road of Life — Part 2
Just as there are many vehicle wrecks on the roads we drive every day, so there are many spiritual, moral, and even physical, wrecks on the road of life. A vehicle wreck is often the result of distraction or taking our eyes off the road–even for just a brief moment. The same is true in our spiritual life. As Christians, we become distracted by the things of this world. We focus on them — not on the Lord Jesus who said, “I am the way” (John 14:6).
Sometimes, a vehicle wreck is caused by someone hindering our progress, by pulling out in front of us, or stopping in our path. In the same way, our enemy, Satan, tries to hinder our spiritual progress by roadblocks of one kind or another. It may be any number of things: family, education, money, sports, or even just the daily routine of life.
Often, there are accidents because of sleepiness. This is also true in our spiritual life. We become careless, overwhelmed by the circumstances and trials, or simply indifferent to the ditches, potholes, and pitfalls all around us. The Bible warns, “It is high time to awake out of sleep” (Romans 13:11).