We've all ridden in a car with a crazy driver. They speed up to keep people from getting in front of them, every stoplight is the opportunity to race the car next to them, and they ride the bumper of the car that's clogging up the fast lane! They think that the other drivers have ill intentions. The passenger seat is a scary place to be! Most of the time no laws were broken and you get to where you are going unscathed, and believe me, you are relieved to get there! As a follower of Jesus, our ride can be as exhilarating or as frightening, depending on the way you look at it. We need to keep our focus on where we are going and drive defensively, but we also need to remember that not everyone has ill intensions as we pass them on the highway of life. We don't want to mow anyone down as we speed toward our destination. We know where we are going, so slow down and enjoy the ride.
But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God. Acts 20:24