I haven’t lived in NYC for 15 years. I was used to driving on the highways and could weave with the best of them. Now I’m older and I’ve learned to leave earlier to have enough time to reach my destination. I found driving in Dallas challenging. Sometimes I felt like I was taking my life into my own hands.
I’ve noticed that there are many cops on the side of the roads, doing their jobs (or should I say waiting to trap people speeding). So why do it? Why speed? To me it’s not worth the ticket. I do have to be careful not to go with the flow of traffic because they tend to drive 10 miles above speed limit. So I do the speed limit and get to where I’m going safely.
What I absolutely love is when cars race up behind me and ride my bumper just so they can pass me three minutes later. Do they think that driving that close to my bum will make me speed up? Do they believe that if traffic stopped short (which I learned the hard way) in front of me, they have adequate time to step on their break? Should I be intimated by them?
Driving on the road of life, I try not to head too fast unless God changed the speed limit. I f0und if I move ahead of Him, I’ve crashed and burn. If I lag behind Him, I tend not to catch up in time. Driving along with Him at the correct speed gets me to where I’m going.
Sometimes that road has bumps. It sometimes has unexpected road signs, “Detour,” “Yield,” “Construction Ahead,” etc. Right now I’m not sure where the road we are on is taking us. I don’t understand what appear to be road blocks in our path. This I know, I’ll follow the signs He lays out the best I can. My desire is to follow Him and stay on track.
© Nadine Zawacki 2009
My friend Cherrye at My Bella Vita is hosting a book giveaway of Prisoner of Circumstance. She posted an author interview and her giveaway will last a week. So if you haven’t purchased a copy yet and would like another chance to win, please visit Cherrye’s blog. Cherrye has a flair for writing and often writes about her life in Italy. Along with her husband, Peppe, she owns and operates a Bed and Breakfast.
UPDATE - ANOTHER GIVEAWAY
My friend over at In A Garden is having a giveaway of her own of my book Prisoner of Circumstance. Hop over to her blog if you want yet another chance to win a copy. She has a lovely blog where she often posts pictures of beautiful family and gardens and shares her faith.