My truck got towed this week.
I was eating breakfast at my favorite spot downtown- Pete’s Coffee Shop. I’ve been going to Pete’s for the past twenty years. If you and I have ever met for breakfast…there’s a good possibility that it’s been at Pete’s.
And for twenty years I’ve been parking in the same place.
But this week I walked outside after breakfast and couldn’t find my truck.
At first I thought it had been stolen, but a few quick calls around the city confirmed that it was safe and sound….in the city’s impound lot.
It’s my own fault. Just a few yards away from my favorite parking space is a sign warning that cars parked along the street might be towed. It’s as plain as day.
I had been warned by the signage. I had seen it for twenty years, so I knew the consequences. I had become complacent. “They’ll never tow me…”
Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it. Hebrews 2:1
I tend to get complacent in my spiritual life too. I get busy at work or at home. Prayers get rushed and Bible study gets overlooked. I start thinking less about my loved ones and neighbors and get consumed with self-interest.
And then I get towed.
The unexpected happens. I am hit with a crisis that’s completely unexpected. And it brings me to my knees…and back to Jesus.
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15
Please pray for me to not get complacent in my walk with Jesus.
And let me know how I may pray for you. God bless.