Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | December 4, 2018

About Our Choices

“Do not be misled. Bad company corrupts good character.” 1 Corinthians 15:33 (NIV)

Most of the time, it doesn’t bother me to sit in my car at the end of my driveway and wait for traffic to ease up before I cross to the opposite side of the road to get in the flow with the cars which are traveling in the same direction as me. It is the times when I am leaving home five minutes later than usual to go to work in the mornings that stress me a little bit. Why? Because everyone is traveling at school speed limit under close watch of sheriff officials and no one thinks of letting the car waiting on the sidewalk (mine) to cross the lanes, to have the right of way.

I was thinking about this situation today after I was reminded that months ago I got home to find an entourage of police and emergency officials on my sidewalk. Two vehicles had collided and made their way into the trees that separate my front yard from the sidewalk. Had there been pedestrians walking on that sidewalk or children playing in the yard, some more serious damage would have occurred.

My mind goes on alert immediately as I move my vehicle from its stationary spot in my driveway and closer to the road. Just one minute bad move or poor decision on my part, and someone or something might end up in the repair zone.

The Bible speaks to us about the dangers of associating with people who do not have the same moral character (flow) as we do. It is similar to the danger of placing a spoiled apple in a bowl of good apples and allowing that bad apple to rot the rest of the fruit.

Just as we must be watchful for traffic coming against us on the road, we must also watch for people who are not serving a higher purpose in our lives and in fact, are diverting us from the path that leads to blessings. Likewise, we must warn those who are in danger of suffering such a disillusion themselves.

“Lord, sometimes life forces us to swim against the flow in order for us to learn to be strong. During those times, Lord, please help us to focus on You.”

For His Glory

Luska Natali
TRBC Women’s Life

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