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Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Race Spotters


Live A Revolution b-Votional – Race Spotters
Galatians 6:1-3

I'm almost embarrassed to say this, but I'm starting to get into NASCAR. I still don't really care who wins. And I especially don't care if the winning car is a Ford or a Chevy. I'm not that much of a redneck. But, I love to watch for the crashes - not to see them wreck, even though they have some pretty awesome pile-ups - I watch to see who can navigate through the big ones. Sometimes, like the one above, the only way a driver can get through a huge crash, is to listen to their race spotter.The spotter is a team member with a radio who's placed in a high position where they can see as much of the entire track as physically possible. You see, the driver's vision from inside the race car is pretty limited - he just can't see everything. It's the job of the spotter to make sure his driver is safe during the race. You know, we're kind of like the NASCAR drivers, and God wants us to use spotters as well. Check it out:

Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted. Carry each other's heavy loads, and in this way you will fulfill the
law of Christ. If anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself.
Galatians 6:1-3
You see, each one of us are running around in the race of life. We're speeding through - school, work, friends, family, free time, children, athletics - our schedules are packed. We're tired. Cranky. Hungry. Stressed out. Burnt out. Sad. Happy. Angry. There is a ton going on and, like the NASCAR driver, we just can't see everything. We've got blind spots. We don't always know when we're about to crash. That's why it's important to get someone to help us out - who can look ahead and tell us honestly that we're heading for a burnout, that we're about to crash - and who can point us in the right direction to get through the pile-ups of life. Because when we deal with all we have going on, we can't always see when we're about to total our life. Sometimes, someone else has a better view of our life, our attitude and our emotions. Sometimes someone else can spot better than we can when we're about to screw up. And even when we do see life getting messy, we need someone to guide us through it... we need a Life Spotter. You see, God didn't intend for us to live alone - he didn't intend for us to navigate life by ourselves successfully... because we can't. So go to someone you trust today and grab them for your Life Spotter. And then, you yourself, help your friends get around or go through their next big accident.

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