Learn To Drive!

William Eno, from New York City, invented the stop sign around the dawn of the 20 th century. He’s sometimes referred to as the “father of traffic safety.”

When he was a child—in 1867—he once experienced a horse-drawn- carriage traffic jam in Manhattan.

“There were only about a dozen horses and carriages involved, and all that was needed was a little order to keep the traffic moving,” he later wrote. “Yet nobody knew exactly what to do; neither the drivers nor the police knew anything about the control of traffic.”

After his father’s death in 1898 left him with a multimillion-dollar inheritance, William devoted himself to creating something that didn’t yet exist: traffic management.

He developed the first traffic plans for New York, Paris, and London. It’s obvious William cared a lot about traffic safety and management! But there’s one thing William Eno didn’t do:
He never learned how to drive!
He died in Connecticut in 1945 at the age of 86 having never driven a car.

Similarly, there are thousands of people who seem to care about “God-stuff.” They fill churches each Sunday, and some even bring their Bibles.

They enjoy the singing, the people, and even the preaching. They love being involved with God’s people . . . yet even though they’re “busy with spiritual matters,” —when they reach heaven’s gates someday, the Lord will likely say, “Why didn’t you ever get to know Me?”

Like William Eno, they care.
They’re busy.
They’re good.
But they’ve never learned to “drive spiritually.”

“But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves . . . having a form of godliness but denying its power.” (2 Timothy 3:1-5 NIV)

Determine in your mind and commit in your heart to actually KNOW God. Doing good things and knowing about Him won’t cut it.

Learn to drive.


“Not all who sound religious are really godly people. They may refer to me as ‘Lord,’ but still won’t get to heaven.

“For the decisive question is whether they obey my Father in heaven.  At the Judgment many will tell me, ‘Lord, Lord, we told others about you and used your name to cast out demons and to do many other great miracles.’

“But I will reply, ‘You have never been mine. Go away. . . .” (Matthew 7:21-23 LB)

I love you!