Normally I’d take a casual stroll to the nearby shopping mall to get all my stuff done but today I decided to take my sister’s bicycle. For some reason, even though it was faster to get to my destination, cycling was alot more work than I had anticipated. Maybe it’s cos I was trying to do a balancing act on the bicycle while carrying a tote bag that held a huge and heavy life application bible. Maybe it’s cos I’m just not used to cycling as a mean of getting around. Or just perhaps it requires a whole new set of situational awareness as I attempt to travel down the same path via another medium.
Cycling on the same path that I am so familiar with on foot changes many things. For one, I can only cycle on certain portions on the pathway cos I wanted to avoid the potholes that will disrupt my otherwise smooth journey. I cannot mount a step onto the pavement with a bicycle cos I’m not exactly great with stunts. I had to look out for other cyclists cos the pavement’s only good for 2 skinny cyclist without compromising on safety. And I had to be a bit more familiar with the bicycle in order to ride safely and know when to brake when I need to instead of freewheeling to a stop.
And hey it just made me think about my walk with God. Before I came to Christ, I determine how I wanna walk, which direction I want to go, slowing down my pace as I deem fit or walking faster when I need to get to my errands in a hurry. Now, on the road with the Holy Spirit (rightfully) leading my way, He may point out potholes in my life that I was never aware of previously and that requires mending. There may be steps on the pathway that I always trip over and His light will shine on them again and again to make sure I don’t stumble in the same way anymore. With His light shining upon all the dark areas of my life, I had to face them. Ignoring them isn’t wise. I’ll merely stumble over the same problems over and over. If I need to get over a struggle in my life, might as well let it be now in the face of it.I need to change the way I walk the walk and let Him fully lead.
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” – 2 Corinthians 5:17