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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Jesus is our spotter

Romans 8:28 (ESV)
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

In the sport of NASCAR there are individual drivers for every racecar and for every driver there is a spotter. On their own, a racecar driver is more likely to crash; but with the help of a spotter they are able to avoid some costly accidents.

Bob Margolis from Yahoo Sports explains, “The spotter is a team member with a radio who is placed in a high position where they can see as much of the entire race track as physically possible-usually on top of the highest grandstand. His or her primary job is to make sure the driver is safe during the race and to be a second set of eyes. More than anything else, it's a job based on trust. When a spotter says 'clear,' his driver has to trust he's being given good information and that no other car is there, meaning he can move up or down the track.”

We ourselves, are in a race, and God is our spotter. From His vantage point, God is able to see every detail of our life. Nothing is hidden from God’s sight, and to Him our road ahead is clearly visible.

I’m learning that when things don’t work out the way I would have wanted, there is a greater plan in the future. The focus has to be taken off my doubts and placed on a promised word from God. No matter how bleak today may look, there is always change on the horizon for those of us who have the faith to believe.

When we’re in a tight spot and problems are raging all around, a sense of uncertainty tries to envelop the mind. If we are not careful, it is easy to get mentally sidetracked. By focusing on our problems and never looking up, we will fail to experience the peace of God.

Dear Lord, we thank You that we can always look to You and that Your plan is perfect for each of us. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.

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