There’s a lot of over-correction taking place in our world. We all have strong opinions and interpretations about how we should live life and in what direction we should be moving. Like a vehicle traveling at a high speed and its driver trying to avoid an obstacle in the roadway, a correction might be needed, but not an over-correction.
Untrained and unskilled drivers when approaching an obstacle will typically over-steer causing their vehicle to spin out of control. At that point, they become vulnerable to secondary obstacles in the spin-out – things they did not see or expect to impact. The same is true when we attempt to correct each other. Over-correction can put us in places of jeopardy, some of which we never considered before the over-correction took place.
We live in a Kingdom that asks us to respond in the opposite spirit to the issues of this world that cause us concern. To avoid impact with those issues and keep us in line with the heart of God requires a measured and skillful turn toward love, honor, and integrity. Those three maneuvers will steer us clear of the collisions caused by an unnecessary over-correction.