Imagine, you are driving in your vehicle on your way to work. As you are driving you catch up to a person going ten miles under the speed limit. The only way to remedy this situation is to get as close to the driver in front of you. I mean get your bumper within inches of theirs and drive. Honking your horn repeatedly comes next. As soon as the oncoming lane is clear is the perfect time to whiz around this person and then slow down right in front of them for a mile and the speed off into the sunrise.
So, maybe this isn’t the right way to resolve this situation but we may be tempted to do this. Many of us find it difficult to deal with other people the moment we step foot into our car. I find myself sometimes thinking “why didn’t I let that person in? I am only going to the grocery store, I am not in a hurry.” I find that I spend a lot of time working on becoming the person that God wants me to be but forget that this includes being the person he wants me to be when I am driving.
I have given this topic a lot of thought over the last few months. As I think about what I have done to better myself in life I find I have failed to bring this into my car. Of course well all know that EVERYONE ELSE on the road leaves their morals and care for anyone but themselves at home, so we might as well leave ours there as well, right? Wrong. We can get irritated all we want when we are driving, but we must take heed to our impulsive nature to react in these situations. Our actions speak louder than words right?
I recall a time when I was driving to Mass with my family. We were driving down a small state highway when we were passed by a car that, I was pretty sure was going to take off into flight shortly after it went by. I could only chuckle when I pulled into the parking lot at church as this car was pulling into it’s parking spot.
What does our driving say about our faith? Are they even connected? Of course they are connected. Our faith is not only something we believe but something that we should live. Every aspect of our life should be touched by our faith.
Pillipians 2:3-5 Do nothing out of selfishness or out of vainglory; rather, humbly regard others as more important than yourselves, each looking out not for his own interests, but (also) everyone for those of others.Have among yourselves the same attitude that is also yours in Christ Jesus,
Maybe praying this scripture before you get into the car can help you be the driver God is calling you to be.