If you’re traveling cross country in a car or planning a long day trip, the invention of cruise control is a nice luxury. Although vacation traffic may limit your opportunities, open highways, especially at night, provide a chance for drivers to rest their legs. With only a few weeks of summer remaining, try to get away for a little R & R coasting on cruise control.
From a spiritual perspective, coasting through life is something that you want to avoid. Unfortunately, there is where I find myself, using a busy work schedule as an excuse. Somewhere in the last month, I’ve lost my spiritual mojo. As a result, my devotional time is sporadic, prayer life lame and influx of the Holy Spirit is wading. Like the classic line from Star Trek, I feel like Captain Kirk’s frequently request to Scotty, “I need more power!”
Regardless of your circumstances, sooner or later everyone grows tired, Isaiah 40:29-31. When you reach your breaking point, find yourself exhausted or wake up spiritually numb, God saw this coming. In these days of desperation, running on empty, you might find yourself crying uncle, 2 Corinthians 12:7-10. While coasting on cruise control led you to this state, yielding to the Lord will help you rise up from the ashes of despair. Fan into flame 2 Timothy 1:7 so that the only coasting you do in life is driving in the country.
by Jay Mankus