Every Driver Needs a Spotter
Everyone needs someone they can trust.
There are times when we are blinded by circumstances or deceived by lies. Such a cloud of smoke can haze our perspective and disorient our vision. In those times we need someone to trust, someone whose voice can lead us through times of uncertainty.
Here in NASCAR country we understand this kind of trust. One of the key members of any race team is the spotter. The spotter is nowhere near the actual car during a race; he/she is positioned high above the race track in order to have a birds-eye view.
With the use of in-ear technology the spotter can talk to the driver. If, at any point, a wreck occurs this spotter becomes a driver’s eyes.
With cars spinning, debris flying around, and smoke filling the air, the driver can no longer see where to go or how to avoid disaster. In those critical moments the spotter gives decisive commands and the driver just does what the spotter says.
Sometimes life can be like that race. For the most part we can see and assess our own situations, but there are times when we become disoriented and unable to clearly discern the direction we should take.
A wise person will have a few “spotters” in life – people we just trust, people who love us enough to help us get through the haze.
Paul was a spotter to the leaders and believers in Thessalonica. They were being misled by some false teachers and had become confused. So they asked their spotter to bring clarity. Paul’s voice was full of clarity and truth.
“So then, brothers, stand firm and hold to the traditions that you were taught by us, either by our spoken word or by our letter.”2 Thessalonians 2:15 ESV
In the race of life a spotter can save you from disaster.
Who are your spotters? Who do you trust? Are you listening to them or just depending on your own limited perspective?
A wise person has a spotter for those moments when you are forced to “drive by faith and not by sight!”