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Monday, March 22, 2010

Is Your Accelerator "Sticking?"

If you have been watching the news lately, you have probably noticed that the automobile industry is facing another challenge. This time, Toyota, which is arguably the world’s most profitable automobile franchise, is under rapid fire. Due to mechanical malfunctions, the corporation has lost millions. It seems like every dollar which Toyota has made is replaced by costly law suits.

I’m sure the details are much more complicated than the media is making them out to be, but it appears that most of the mechanical malfunctions occur with the accelerators. The accelerators (gas pedals) on some Toyota models “stick”, which prevents the models from stopping. Pictures of Toyotas crashing into buildings, trees, and other cars on the road, illustrate the problem adequately. What a mess!

But have you checked your accelerator lately? No, I’m not talking about the gas pedal in your car! I’m talking about the accelerator between your eyes and chin! Some like to call it the “tongue.” If you aren’t very careful, the “tongue” will stick, and before you know it, it will cause wrecks all over the place!

So let’s follow the advice from the Apostle Paul when he says, “Let your conversation always be full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” (Colossians 4: 6)

Toyota has some serious problems to solve with their accelerators. But if you don’t watch your “accelerator” closely, the problems you create in the church might be unsolvable!