Sunday, April 28, 2013

Which Way?

I'm sitting here, at this red light...again.

I eased behind her in the left hand turning lane.

All was still, no traffic. She inched her car to the right, and sat precariously across two lanes. The light stayed red. She sat for a moment, must have changed her mind, and tried to turn back to the left, and then inched forward straight and ended up sitting with the front half of her car in the middle of the intersection.

Reverse lights lit.

I was glad I’d kept my distance when I had stopped. She backed to the place where she started, only a little crooked.

Reverse lights stayed lit.

I rested my hand on the shifter and stared at her backup lights. Should I toot the horn? Tell her she’s still in reverse. My other hand hovered over the horn. But, she might get scared and hit the gas and smash into me.

The light turned green. She hit the gas and took off—backward—right at me.

Really glad I had kept my distance.

Just before I kicked it in reverse, her brake lights lit. Reverse light went off, she sped off.

The light turned red. I sat alone at the light—red light, again. I watched her tail lights fade and wondered if she knew where she was going. I know how she feels, help her find her way, I pray.

Ever been there? Wondering which way to go—right or left or maybe straight? And then, when you finally decide to go, you wind up going back instead of forward?

Ever been here? Sitting longer than you should because someone couldn’t make up their mind and got you behind?


In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:6

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 (NLT)

If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. James 1:5 (NLT)


caryjo said...

Good thinkin', Doug. Good example. [Glad you came out OK; hope she did.]

S. Etole said...

Frequently feel that way, Doug. But didn't realize the indecision could put others at risk, too. Thanks for sharing this and the verses.