Driving On The Wrong Side

In Australia we drive on the left side of the road. Therefore, the drivers seat is on the right of the car and our indicator is to the right of the steering wheel.

That is unless you have an overseas model car that’s been modified to Australia. That’s when the indicator stick is located on the left of the steering wheel.

It just so happens that my husband and I have two cars – one with the indicator on the right and one with the indicator on the left. While we mainly have the one car that we drive we do sometimes change cars.

As long as I’m thinking about it, I generally remember which side the indicator is on. However, if my mind is busy with other things then I can accidentally flick the windscreen wipers on when I’m trying to turn right! This also happens when I’m flustered or have to make a quick decision, my mind defaults back to my regular car.

When we look at how we live there are some clear ways we are called to act as a Christian and some ways that the world finds very acceptable for us to behave. At times these two things can be in conflict with each other.

When we become a Christian and strive to follow Jesus we put off the old way of living and look to behave as Jesus did. This takes time, effort and wisdom.

When something unexpected happens it’s very easy for us to flick back to our old way of living. We might lash out, be defensive or go back to bad habits. It’s human nature – just like me going back to using the wrong stick on the steering wheel.

Thankfully, due to God’s grace, He does not write us off when we do the wrong thing. In fact His grace is so sufficient for us all that He forgives us every time!

Let’s do our best to be mindful in choosing the right decisions and be grateful in acknowledging God’s all-sufficient grace.

Lord, thank You for Your grace that is never ending. Help us to stay on course for how You would have us live. Amen.
What bad habits do you find hard to break?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.