Are You Crossing the Line?
by Patricia Day
The term ‘crossing the line’ means:
to cross boundaries; to disrespect another’s rights or privacy; to give in to temptation and break rules or laws that are put in place to direct one, in society.
Recently, on a journey, I encountered serious snow squalls. The line showing the centre division on the road was invisible, so proceeding carefully, I hoped I would stay on the road.
Imagine my horror when I saw cars coming directly at me. Head on. I had inadvertently crossed the dividing line and was no longer on my side of the road. Crossing the line put me at considerable risk. It had been so easy to do, but for my own and everyone else’s safety, I needed return to my rightful place. I found that retracing my ‘steps’, to get back on track, were much harder to accomplish but little by little I found my rightful place. I got back onto the right side of the centre line; back to relative safety.
“if anyone among you wanders from the truth, and someone turns him back let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death and cover a multitude of sins” (James 5:19, NKJV).
Crossing ethical, legal or moral lines can also
thrust us into dangerous territory. Tweet this.
It is called sin. It can be very easy to lose direction in life, but so much harder to recover.
Anguish grows in your heart with each rejection encountered: with each wrong choice.
You have crossed the line of what is right, and must take control or you will quickly succumb to more temptation. Tweet this.
To seek professional help can be a good place to start. To give your life to God through Jesus, can be a life-saver.
” Deal bountifully with Your servant, that I may live and keep Your word. Open my eyes that I might see wondrous things from Your law. I am a stranger in the earth; do not hide Your commandments from me. My soul breaks with longing for Your judgments at all times, You rebuke the proud-the cursed, who stray from Your commandments” (Psalm 119:17-21, NKJV).
Abba, we can so easily lose our way in life. Please help us to stay on track as we respect the boundaries put in place, for our wellbeing and for the rights of others. Amen.
Writing has always been a passion of Patricia. She can express myself better in writing, than verbally. She enjoys creating short stories and devotionals. Her favourite past-times: family-time; gardening; reading; walking and listening to good music. Married. Mother of two sons; step-Mom to a son & daughter and Nana to ten.
Look for her devotionals at Pepe Prays and her blog at Patters Matters.
Patricia has recently completed her first novel – Eleanor, A Stolen Childhood – which is in the process of publication. Her second novel, Priscilla – Hidden in the Shadows is now being written.
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