Here I am, sitting in the middle of a popular 2-lane highway in South Carolina. I took this road to avoid the hectic traffic of the interstate, and here I am sitting still. I am in the middle of nowhere, so my GPS almost had a hernia as it attempted to reroute. I find it interesting that this happens in the middle of a conversation I am having with God about some selfish tendencies I fight. Then He tests me by making me wait. The funny part was that the fire truck that is blocking both lanes moved and got my hopes up, then it parked back in place. It made the waiting even more testy.
Here is the thing about such matters. We can be so quick to think about how much it inconveniences us, and we are slow to think of the potential emergency up ahead. At this moment, I have no clue what is going on. I pray that whoever is involved is okay. If not, may God give grace to those affected and provide His touch to the situation.
The next time you are stuck in the middle of the road, whether literally or figuratively, remember God has a purpose and something He can teach you if you will be His student. He may be telling you to slow down. He may be telling you to be still and meditate on His goodness. Whatever it is, resist the urge to pout. It’s not worth it!