Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Car Brakes

There seems to be a common theme lately between my friends and I. We all feel like we're in some sort of holding pattern. We've never felt like we've had so LITTLE to do in our lives! We are all used to a fast paced way of life where a spare minute is rare. Ironically, it's during those super busy times that I pray for just a moment of peace and night where I have nothing to do but sit in front of the TV, eat nachos and watch meaningless reality TV shows.

Right now I feel like I've watched more reality TV than I can handle and I'm feeling very anxious and impatient and would just love it if God could give me a sneak peek as to what He has planned for me. I'm thinking that is not going to happen anytime soon.

I was sharing with a friend today that I was driving back from a Dr. appointment today and I was pulling up to a stop light and I really started to question why I can't trust God more. Oddly enough, what made me think about it was when I was braking at the stoplight... I began to think that I don't stress out everytime I put my foot on the brake...I don't clench my hands on the wheel and hold my breath hoping that the brakes work. No. I'm trusting that my car will stop and I don't even really think about it. I'm confident my car will stop. This is a car. Cars are not reliable- they break down all the time; yet, if I honestly look at my faith, I put more faith in my car than I do in God. I trust that my cars brakes, even though I can't even see them, are going to do what they are supposed to do; but, I have trouble when it comes to believing God's promises for me. It's really insane, isn't it? Maybe it's because God's promises, at least in this world, seem way too good to be true. But, they are true. They are true for everyone who puts their faith in Him. And you don't have to worry about Him changing His mind- God is unchanging, He's 100% reliable and trustworthy, and, really, He's the only one who is worthy of our complete trust. I think that I need to start trusting my God more than I trust my car.