Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Are Your Exposed?

Recently I decided my car needed a good vacuum and a run through the car wash. After I vacuumed it I punched in the car wash code and drove forward slowly. Then I put the car in park and relaxed while washing away weeks of grime. 
As the sprayer started moving around my car I thought it sounded a bit strange. It was much louder somehow. I pushed all of the window buttons to make sure each one was tightly closed. I glanced over my shoulder to look at the back of the car and realized my trunk was wide open. My trunk is like that of a hatchback. When it’s open the whole back of the car is exposed. Apparently I had left the trunk open after vacuuming it. I looked forward again saw the sprayer was preparing to spray foam all over my car and, potentially, all over the inside of my car. I had to act quickly. 
With the sprayer still moving I jumped out, but quickly realized that was a big mistake. The sprayer let me have it with water and suds. I screamed and immediately jumped back into my car. The sprayer was now heading down the side of the car toward the rear. I could visualize the trunk of my car being filled with water and foaming soap.  
I quickly decided to back out of the car wash so I could safely close my trunk. As I backed out, the sprayer became confused as it followed me to the end of the car wash looking for the back of my car. When I was safely outside I hopped out of the car and slammed my trunk shut.  Then I had to play a game with the sprayer so I could drive back inside to finish my car wash. I thought I had checked everything. How could I have forgotten to close the trunk?  
Even when we think we have everything covered and there are no open and vulnerable areas in our life, SPLASH, we get blasted from behind and we never see it coming. As a Christian, we must never let our guard down for a moment. When things are going good we sometimes leave areas of our life wide open and that’s the time the enemy will trap us with a false sense of security leaving us exposed and vulnerable. 
Colossians 4:2 says, “Pray diligently. Stay alert, with your eyes wide open in gratitude.”
Think you got it covered? Look again; your trunk might be wide open.