Thursday, April 22, 2010

Deep Thinking

Driving allows me to think. Today I had to slow down because there was an oncoming bus and a semi a few cars ahead of me. As the bus finally went by, we were slow moving for a bit. The guy behind me was not happy. I could tell by his constant weaving in and out to see if he could pass. Finally, at the upcoming intersection, there was a car that was turning left and a car turning right. I couldn't pass. I just slowed down and waited. The guy behind me was not happy. He zipped past me and began passing cars.

I began to see the similarities between this speed demon and myself. In life, there are going to be times that I have to slow down. There are times where I can keep going, but may have to stop for a bit to allow others to go where they need to. There are times where I am the speed demon - impatient, frustrated and trying to get around others to get where I think I should be. There are times when I take matters into my own hands and speed through rather than taking the route and time that was predetermined.

God, I'm listening. I won't try and pass You again. I'll drive along, on my cruise control, and enjoy the drive.

1 comment:

Juliann said...

That is so interesting because yesterday I was keenly aware of the number of people who are in such a hurry as they drive. Going way over the speed limit, driving too close, weaving in and out, and yet often stopped at the same lights as I am. I try to be intentional about time, not starting out too late, so that I won't be sucked into this vortex of discontent and frustration. I will pray for you as you continue to loosen your grip.