It's amazing to see how we can be used when we stay in our lane. When we mind our business and do our work and love others and trust God.
I said this to a student today when he began to boss the girl next to him. My exact words were actually, "Stay in your lane, homie." To which he responded with a somewhat shocked look at my defense for her. Because he wasn't wrong for telling her to be quiet after I had asked them to start working, but it wasn't in his lane to tell her that. That was my lane.
I'm seeing the importance of lanes and knowing which ones are ours and which ones are not. I'm seeing how people also have a tendency of getting out of their lanes when they don't believe they are worthy of the lane. There are times when we think, as followers of Christ, God is angry with us to a point where He no longer wants to hear our prayers or provide us with wisdom. But this couldn't be farther from the truth.
Sometimes the phrase stay in your lane is to help keep people out of the lanes they shouldn't be in.
But what if we think about the other side to this. What if we use this phrase as an encouragement to stay in our lane. To stay in that lane as a Child of God. Receive the power God says we have, the love He gives, and trust the plan He has to seek perfect justice on the oppressors.
Stay in your lane. Keep your eyes fixed on what is good. Our lane calls us to love, and to give freely, and to be bold, and to declare His Name to others, and to sing His praises. Stay in the lane that calls you Son or Daughter, that has a place prepared for you after this life, that asserts it is by grace you have been saved.