by Jason Cruise
There's an old cliché you've surely heard many times over, "Keep it between the ditches." Sounds easy enough, but as the journey of life moves on in full-throttle fashion, you know as well as I do that you can, in what seems like mere seconds, find yourself headed straight for the ditch. Life is a constant expedition in real-time course correction.
Jesus spoke into our journey of manhood when He said, "A blind man cannot guide a blind man, can he? Will they not both fall into a pit?" (Luke 6:39)
No man can escape this simple truth: you are under the influence. The real question at the core of it all is this, "What, or who, is doing the influencing?"
No man has ever lived who has been able to escape the powers and forces of his relationships. You are tied, tied at the heart, to the influence of those you let into your lane of travel; and, my brother in Christ, just because you know that Jesus is your ultimate Guide, do not be naïve enough to think that He's the only one doing the influencing. It is quite easy to piously reject the notion that you unable to be swayedY.
You have people traveling with you. Some you have invited on this journey. Others you may be traveling with by simple sovereign connection in the marketplace of commerce and community. It doesn't really matter how they got there, for they are, now, there in the thick of it with you.
Watch and be sure that you are not being guided by those whom are themselves blinded to the truths of Christ.
Reckless ones have but one destiny.