Life in my opinion is like driving. Each of us is going to face a bump along this road called life. Not just bumps, but metaphorically speaking you’re going to get a flat tire; have wild things jump in front of you; have accidents; and surely you will sometimes go down the wrong road thinking it’s the right one.
Chances are you’re going to scold yourself and kick yourself in the backside for your decisions or indecisions. Been there, done that. Probably gonna do that again. But none of us has to ride solo. Someone can always ride shotgun and be our navigator. That navigator is Jesus.
I believe the reason why some of us fail or find ourselves going backward instead of forward in life is because we try to do everything ourselves, making us more vulnerable to screw up. You honestly think you’re so knowledgeable, wise, or strong that you can’t falter. Revelation 5:11 says that there are thousands upon thousands, and ten thousands upon ten thousands of angels in Heaven. If Satan could cause war in Heaven(Revelation 12:7) and deceive and take with him a third of God’s Heavenly hosts(Revelation 12:4), surely he can mislead an entire world of mortal beings.
If you want a car to keep running, what do you do? You maintain it. You maintain it by checking your engine, making sure your oil isn’t low or dirty, checking your fluids to see if they’re low; having your tires rotated after a certain number of miles; etc. How do you maintain yourself spiritually? Are you in church? Do you open your Bible throughout the week? Do you take some time away from worldly distractions? Are you surrounding yourself with the right people; believers? Do you call upon Christ?
I ask myself these questions and many more often, so remember you are not alone. Whether you’re a believer or not, the roads are never easy. God Bless, and may He be with you.