Don't Dig Up The Seeds Okay, I'll admit - God has been working on me for the past year about my impatience. It seems that I have one last vestige of impatience that I need to release (translation, unwrap my fingers from their death-like grasp) to Our Father so that He can continue His good work in me. I like to drive fast. Ever since I learned how to drive, it's like my right foot, you know the one that mashes the accelerator, has a life all of its own. I'll be cruising along, right at the speed limit, and then the next thing I know, I'm blowing past other vehicles as though they're standing still. In other areas of my life I have found it so easy just to hand God the time-control. It is so freeing to not worry! Thank You Lord! Yet, I feel like every time my little lead foot helps me waste at least $5 in gas, I seem to be digging up the seeds of progress that God is planting in my life. So, what do I do? How do I take away the life that my right foot seems to enjoy? Evidently, having a fairly fast automobile is NOT the best way. Nope, sure isn't. What is it about my "need for speed" that is so alluring? Is it the illusion of being in control of something bigger than me? Every time I zoom around a corner at mach 2, I am immediately convicted of my poor behavior. I know that, as a Christian, I am to obey the laws of the land. Ugh. Just what is it about going fast that gets the adrenaline pumping? How can something so seemingly inconsequential, such as driving too fast, feel like such a huge sin-clot in my pipeline to God? Isn't there something in God's Holy Word about the meek shall inherit the earth? And, trust me, the display of overt speed is not meek in the least. Yep, I need to surrender my "need for speed" to God, or else run the risk of never having a bountiful garden of fruit. But why, oh why, do they have to make cars so zippy these days?! Ah yes, God has told me that I am GOING to be tested, and that He will provide a way out. In this case the way out is my brake pedal. YSIC, Virginia
lol happy! I'm the slow poke you speed past!! and I pray for you everytime you pass.
[quote] huge sin-clot in my pipeline to God[/quote]
Great analogy. Love it love it love it. I have several of those clots I'm trying to keep from moving to different areas and causing even more problems.
Thank you Happy
you made me happy lol
Well, at least you are aware of the situation! 99 out of 100 would take the attitude of "Who me, speed?"
Between 1992 and 2002 my wife and I were the proud owners of various Geo Metros. We were also the recipients of countess gestures from impatient drivers who could not stand how long it took our little 3 cylinder car to gather momentum getting onto the Interstate. We averaged close to 50 miles per gallon with most of our Metro's, which was a huge blessing since I had to take my wife to and from work daily. Each trip was 50 miles. 200 miles per day times 4 times per week adds up.
Anyway, they don't make the Metro anymore which is a travesty with gas what it has been. Perhaps you could find another car with less zip. I am sure the good Lord has a plan for you, He is very good at such things, as we know all too well.
We are sometimes our own worst enemy aren't we?
[quote]Romans 7:15 NIV, I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.[/quote]
This is the complexity of our human nature. We are at war with the Spirit within.
:coffee: drinking tea
would i have been wrong if i said "go speed racer.. go speed racer.... go speed racer go................. lol i'm guilty of it too happy having the mini van go at warp factor 1"giveme more power scotty!!!and then god throws a bunch of slow people at me and i say to myself, it was better when i drove abig truck and i could"encourage" people to move out my way lol be blessed
Sometimes I'm driving and feel I need to 'tell' the Lord, ' warp speed' and engage warp engines and Lord please createt a warp tunnel so I can zip away into some ectasy dimension ahead. We can get fanciful about driving fast, but when my sister drives and I'm the passenger, then I'm glad for speed bumps and stop singns and laws. May you be blessed. Amen.
Living in the Fast Lane, right? I struggle too, less these days that I don't commute to work, but I suspect the improved behavior on my part has more to do with the fact that I'm not driving so much rather than an improvement in my behavior.
I say kudos to you because most folks don't even understand that speeding is sin, as is breaking any law.
So I purpose to get behind another car driving the speed limit and purpose to stay there. I try to always drive in the right lane. Kind of a forced obedience.