Have you ever been stuck in traffic or needed to sit at a Stop Sign so long you could read a book?
Well, I was sitting at a stop sign in traffic yesterday and it took three EXTREMELY LONG lights to get through the intersection. I found myself getting so frustrated, that I began talking out loud in my car to all the “idiots” trying to change lanes in the middle of the mess – as if that was going to get them through the light any quicker. Uggg.
Then I realized two things. First, it would be a lot worse if there were NO STOP LIGHTS and it was a free for all with drivers doing whatever they wanted. THAT WOULD BE A DISASTER and DANGEROUS – not to mention how much ROAD RAGE there would be.
Secondly, I realized that GOD slows us down sometimes for a reason. I decided to turn on my Christian Radio Station, JOY FM and began singing with the songs. Instead of yelling at other motorists I began Praising God and singing at the top of my lungs. It was so much better.
The three stop lights had helped me take time out of my day to worship the God who had given me the day to begin with. He had given me my car, gasoline, my ability to drive, my voice and my ability to sing…well that’s debatable, but you get the idea. I was still grateful for all of it.
Instead of an angry heart and spirit, I had a thankful heart. Hmmm. Something to think about. Maybe I should use this singing thing even when I’m not stuck in traffic.
The BIBLE says “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)
I am Thankful for Stop Signs to keep order, for The Christian Radio station, Joy FM, that led me to worship and for a God that even makes traffic so that I take time to sing and thank Him for all my blessings.
What are you Thankful for?
I’m sure God would love to hear from you and so would I.