“Moving fast is not the same as going somewhere.”
Dr. Robert Anthony
Someone asked me what I liked most about Europe. My response was everything! I cannot think of a single thing I do not like, starting with the wonderful people and their rich history, the beautiful landscape, the delicious food, Michael Ballack (one of the greatest football players in the world), Milka chocolates, Jacobs coffee, and the autobahn, among others. Speaking of the autobahn, here is a fun fact for you:
The German autobahnen (plural) are sometimes referred to as “the last refuge of the high-speed drivers”, since they have no general speed limit (though about 55% of the total length is subject to local and/or conditional limits), but the advisory speed limit (Richtgeschwindigkeit) is 130 kilometres per hour (81 mph). Germany’s autobahn network has a total length of about 12,200 km, or 7,580 miles (in 2005), which ranks as the third-longest in the world behind the Interstate Highway System of the United States and the National Trunk Highway System (NTHS) of the People’s Republic of China. (Wikipedia)
The Germans use a road sign that lifts the speed limits except for general ones like for trucks and the “no pass” limits. The first time I rode on the Autobahn, I remember seeing the sign and wondering what it meant. It wasn’t until recently, I found out it means; “limits no longer apply”. This got me thinking about my relationship with God. I want all God has to offer and He wants to give me all that is good and wholesome to help me succeed in life. Why is it then I limit what God can do in my life? Why am I so afraid to take risks with God? Why don’t I run fast after Him regardless of what others say and do?
The Apostle Paul once told Timothy (Timothy 4:6) -“This is the only race worth running.” Paul ran hard to the end. He was wise, but he never shied away from tough challenges. You and I both need to take advantage of God’s road sign, when it tells us, “limits no longer apply”. I don’t mean let’s be careless but instead, let’s be bold and courageous; fearless risk takers!
Hebrews 4:16 (New Living Translation) 16 So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.