Everything Is At Risk

I was listening to the Rick & Bubba Show the other morning as Greg told of his trip to the furniture store and the ultimate loss of the love seat. I hope you were listening. Here is the short version and is not near a funny as hearing him tell it. He buys a sofa and love seat. They load it up with the love seat on top of the sofa and bind it down as we all have done before. He begins his journey home and is consistently looking in the mirrors to make sure everything is okay. As time passes he forgets that it has the potential to fly off and quits looking in the mirror and speeds up. Close to home he sees something in the mirror and it is the love seat hitting the road and rolling to a stop of destruction.

This story taught me a great spiritual lesson. We all have our cargo that is important to us. We have the cargo of marriage, parenting, relationships, character, friends, etc. There are those times when we are watching it close to make sure we don’t lose it then we get comfortable and in our rearview mirror we see it flying away. We must stay focused on what could be lost if we fail to do it right.

When you lose your spiritual focus, everything that matters is at risk of being lost.

Philippians 3:15–16 (The Message) So let’s keep focused on that goal, those of us who want everything God has for us. If any of you have something else in mind, something less than total commitment, God will clear your blurred vision—you’ll see it yet! Now that we’re on the right track, let’s stay on it.