Wake up…get control!

by Monica E. Jackson


A few weeks ago, I was driving my car and lost control. It happen suddenly…I veered to the right  going on to the feeder road (you have to live in Texas to know what a feeder road is…lol..

But all it is is the road along side of the freeway.) I lost total control of my car… just driving along trying to map out my day in my head. The next thing I knew, my car slid.

I turned the wheel to avoid going into the next lane and ended up on the curb. I turned the wheel to come down and my car went through three lanes as if it was going to jump the curb and on to the freeway.  As I was almost in the third lane a car sped past me… only  seconds away from an accident. BUT GOD! I gained control and turned my car back on to the street. Then I noticed that all the cars were at a stop watching me.
That happened several weekends ago. But as I was driving home today from work…

I heard God say, “Get control”

1 Corinthians 9:26-27 The Message Bible

I don’t know about you, but I’m running hard for the finish line. I’m giving it everything I’ve got. No sloppy living for me! I’m staying Alert and in top condition. I’m not going to get caught napping, everyone else all about it and then missing it myself.

I don’t know about you, but lately it seems that my life has just been moving by. Nothing bad has happen, nothing unexpected… But I will admit I have not been living like I use to live. (Don’t  make me feel like I am the only one…) Lately my walk has not been just right. My mouth has not been perfect. My thoughts have not been as pure as God wants them to be. I have been so focused on work, my business, and school that my walk with Christ has not been number one.  My prayer is inconsistent; my fasting has stopped… My time with God has decreased… My workout has not been as faithful. I can’t meditate with you all because my time listening to God has declined…

So I know that what happened to me was not a mistake. Matter of fact, my car was checked days before and though my tires were not perfect they were not bad. So I know it was a wakeup call.

I must stay alert and though I have not been napping physically, I have spiritually.

The only way we are going to make it to the finish line is if we stay on course…. And just as my car was all over the lanes, so is someone’s life who is reading this meditation.  Talking about God but sleeping, missing out on his blessings because you’re not on course!

I don’t know how your walk has been. I don’t know how faithful you have been. But if you have been so focused on things and not God… “Gain control”. I don’t want to find myself back where I was.  So I am going to grab on to steering wheel and gain control before I am on the side of the road broke down! You have to make it to the finish line! So wake up!

Let’s pray!

God I love you. And thank you for loving us so much that you send warning signs to save our lives.  Lord, thank you for another day, another chance, brand new mercies…thank you for the encouragement to make it to the finish line. Thank you for loving us enough to forgive us from our sins. Wake us up spiritually God! You are an awesome God! We love you and adore you, in Jesus name, Amen!

Waking up,


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