It’s decision time in the early part of a workday morning. The roads are about to split. “Which road do I take?” My question is answered and I continue onward down the highway. The squint in my eye, the squirm to my lips show the uncertainty in my choice. I ask myself, “Should I have taken the other route? ” Up ahead, three white vehicles pull out simultaneously into three separate lanes. I am relieved and continue to my destination.
Do you ever have something that keeps you in check, like a safeguard?
A safeguard for me is anything that affirms everything is okay or a symbol that reassures me I can fully trust a situation. Perhaps it’s something that shows up to remind you to be cautious. It might seem to be something that is so trivial. Up until now, I have shared mine with only a few people because it sounds zany.
That morning driving to work, when I saw the three white cars pull out on the highway, I knew I was fine. My safeguard is a white vehicle. Seems simple, right? It can be any kind of white vehicle, compact, van, sedan. Heck, it has even been a white oversized semi-truck. The moment a white car is in front of me, I automatically think very simply, “All right God”, and I breathe.
Somewhere in my past, I learned to truly trust God with these white cars. Admittedly, I used to have a lead foot (along with a need to hurry from place to place in my younger years). I remember a day in rushing traffic and a white car appeared in front of me and it was driving SUPER slow. “Seriously get out of my way!” bolted through my mind. Frustrated, I soon realize this white car was not just a one-time incident.
“Why is there another slow WHITE car again? Are you kidding me!!!” Then, I started to make a connection. God wanted to demonstrate new lessons in my life. As I learned, patience and then trust began to reveal itself. Placing my eyes on God I found getting to where I needed to be was much easier. In fact, this was true in other areas of my life, and not just on the road. How was I to know if God was helping me to avoid an accident? Or perhaps more important, preventing me from causing one! I grew from observing that single white object God had placed before me over and over again. Growth continues from reading about God in my Bible, learning He is with us in every moment. His caring heart is wildly active and deeply seeking us.
Thank you Lord for those slow white cars!
In the same way, wisdom is sweet to your soul. If you find it, you will have a bright future, and your hopes will not be cut short.
Safe travels my friends! I hope you are reminded of your own heavenly “safeguards”.