Now I know very little about car racing so I think it’s funny God would use this analogy with me. What I do know about racing is that during the race the cars must have periodic stops into “the pit” to get their tires changed and get all fueled up and this whole thing happens in like 10 seconds!!!! Thank you Lord that we have more than 10 seconds to get tuned up! I do, however, believe we are being accelerated in this season and I sense the Lord saying it is crucial to have discernment as to who we allow onto our personal pit crews as it’s coming time to push the pedal to the metal!!!!
You were never intended to finish this race alone. You need your own personal pit crew to count on. You’re gonna need people’s help, but not just anybody’s help. You need to be able to trust these people with your life. You need to be able to believe that they have your best interest at heart and truly desire to see you finish well. You do not need people on your team who are nice to your face but secretly sabotaging you behind your back. They should be people who’s character has been tested in the fire and come out gold. They need to be honest and fully committed to seeing you succeed.
The fun thing is that the people who are on your pit crew might just be the ones you are also supporting on their pit crew! There are people in your life who have been divinely planted there by God in order to see you succeed and for you to see them succeed! It’s a team! You will celebrate one another’s wins and console one another during the losses. The Holy Spirit is the pit crew Chief and you want to know that everyone on your crew getting their instructions from Him and Him alone. He wants you to have people around who bring out the best in you. You need people to help fuel you up through prayer and encouragement. You need people who will help change your tires when you start slipping and need better traction. If you are out of alignment you need those who will bring balance into your life. Those iron sharpening iron relationships are vital in this race as there is no room for “yes” men/women on your crew.
He is in the process of building our pit crews around us. There may be changes happening that you don’t understand. There may have been people on your crew that were there out of wrong motives and needed to be removed. It’s OK. I promise. The right ones are coming. There will be an inner sense when you meet someone who is supposed to be on your crew. They will be the people who make your spirit leap and dance. There will be a deep knowing that they are somehow a part of your future and there to rally you onward and upward. He knows who we need in our lives in order to become who we were created to be from the very beginning of time and we need to trust Him in the positioning process.
So who’s on your pit crew????