Today, I found myself mindlessly cruising down a country road right up onto the bumper of a student driver. This student driver was driving very cautious, and slow. It was a beautiful day for mindlessly cruising, and this is pretty much how I drive every day. Some days I look around and I'm like, "How did I get here?" or worse yet, "Where am I?" It's always as adventure!
Their vehicle meandering from the right side of the lane to the center of the road and back again, over and over. I remember how hard it was when I started driving, trying to keep the car in the center of the lane. I remember way back then thinking, "How do people do this?" That was a lifetime ago.
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come." II Corinthians 5:17
We drove on down the country road together and I thought to myself, "Student Driver. Student Christian." Being a student driver, or a new driver is in so many ways like being a new Christian. Everything is new, and you're wondering, "How do people do this?"
If that thought has ever crossed your mind, this thought is going to absolutely blow your mind! We are to GIVE that same kind of grace! We can't expect to just be grace receivers. We have to also be grace givers as. WHAT? Yes! We should be receivers of grace, but even more important than that, we are to give grace to others. Pass that grace on. Share it! Give it! Live it! See it transform the lives of others. To those new Christian drivers on the road of life around us (and to others as well) we should be giving lots of grace. Share it! Give it! Live it!
No one becomes a Christian and is changed overnight. Change takes time, and lots of grace. It takes God's Word to strengthen our relationship with Him. It takes prayer. It takes the love and guidance of established Christian brothers and sisters. It takes grace, and lots of it!
So, next time you see a student Christian driver on the road of life, remind yourself and be thankful for the grace given to you. And then pass that grace on!
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