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Don't Let Ego Drive The Car
7/27/2020 6:47:45 AM by: C.L. Lawrence

         There are cars on the roadways that change lanes repeatedly, recklessly moving fast, darting in front of cars like they’re going to put out a fire. That can be annoying and dangerous.

        Some drive their cars like they drive their lives. Those who don’t know who they are, no definite purpose, have little connection to where they are in life. You’ve seen them. They’re like leaves in the wind, all over the place; trying to do what someone else is doing, following the latest trend, jumping on the latest good idea, the flavor of the month. Lane Jumpers.

        Some lane jumpers aren’t conscious of their behavior but others on the road of life see it because lane jumpers get in the way, cause stress and unnecessary mishaps occur.

        A lane jumper has limited skills in the various lanes into which they cross, yet eager to instruct; like the chef telling the plumber how to connect the pipe.

        Everyone has a lane, perhaps even a highway with their name on it.  Some don’t stay in their lane because they either don’t like the speed, or where they think their lane is headed. Who knows? We only know that lane jumpers cause traffic backups and congestion, impacting everyone else on the road. 

        Are you constantly struggling but can’t seem to get where you’re going? Maybe you’re not in your lane; traveling in a place you shouldn’t be.  Beware!  An ego gone wild can cause you to shift lanes repeatedly and be in the wrong lane for miles. If you think or feel like you’re in the wrong lane in life, schedule a Spirit Talk 1:1. I’ll guide through the tough but exciting work of successfully getting your life in the right lane. Focused attention on timeless spiritual principles and disciplines can enable you to think with clarity and make decisions that which can position you in a much better and more confident life space.

        You move in the direction of your focus. You see something you want to be, do and have, and that’s a good thing. There is, however a correct way to get there. What are you focused on?

        Often wrong pursuits are chased in ignorance.  To pursue a destiny because you desire the recognition and favor that comes with it is like getting excited sifting fool’s gold.  It looks like the real thing, but it has no value.  Think about it.  Life will sift you like wheat when you’re out of your lane. It looks like this:

  • You’re in leadership but without the skills
  • Your visions are unrealistic and incoherent
  • You sing solos when you are perfect for backup
  • You’re a gifted support person but you usurp authority

        That isn’t you, I’m sure; BUT if it is, it’s time to get your head on straight.  Find your lane, get in it and enjoy the rest of life’s journey. Your abundance of everything is on the path – in your lane. Don’t let your ego drive the car. You’re the driver, and a car can have only one driver at a time.

        Your lane will be your peaceful travel, that elusive place if your pursuits are misdirected and motives incorrect.  In other words, you’re fashioned, fitted, perfect for your purpose, and designed for your journey. If you’re pursuing another for reasons not grounded in your life purpose, you’re out of your lane and you’ll always be lost. 

        Rather than randomly changing lanes, pull over at a rest stop. Schedule a Spirit Talk 1:1, get a focus on your purpose and set the spiritual GPS coordinates that will get you there.

        There is peace in your purpose.  Stay in your lane.

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Marcia Stanford From Ocean City, Nj At 8/11/2020 1:54:02 PM

You are such a blessing!

 

 


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