We live in the country and frequently find ourselves driving on a two-lane country road behind another car going approximately 22 mph, and Tim will decide to pass. There will be another car coming toward us, a mile in the distance, and Tim guns the gas. He turns into Dale Ernhardt, Jr., and I get a little ‘antsy’ when Tim goes into passing mode and changes into the ‘other’ lane. Moving into the ‘other’ lane, leaving the ‘safe’ lane and moving into the ‘other’ lane, is a little scary. Most us of travel through life in the ‘right’ lane, going about our work and our play staying in the ‘safe’ place, the acceptable place, doing the traditional work and hobbies, and living our culture’s expected and predictable life. God frequently calls Christians out of the ‘safe’ lane and calls us into places and to people to carry Christ, to be ambassadors of Christ. And that call from God unsettles some and exhilarates others. God never said this life would be ‘safe.’ God just said, “Go, obey me, and I will be with you, giving you my strength, wherever I send you.” Remember you don’t find God’s purpose for your life by playing it safe. Go, obey, and step out in faith. God will be with you, and He’ll show you the way.
– Virginia Thompson