There are a few things in life that completely drive me crazy! One is people who drive for seemingly endless miles with a blinker on and never seem to notice it! I always wonder, if the “you’re out of oil” light came on would they even see it? Another pet peeve; folks who make it to the check-out lane in front of me and begin to get their checkbook out AFTER the clerk has totaled everything and given them the price! I always want to say, “Hey buddy, couldn’t you have filled that check out 20 minutes ago? Some folks don’t have all day to burn in this line!” For some reason though, God seems to really enjoy helping me to find these same people time and time again. What’s even worse, He’s also seen to make it possible for me to actually do the same things to other people! No kidding… tonight I sat at an intersection for several minutes with my blinker on, and then proceeded to go straight through the intersection. I never intended to turn and don’t even remember why the blinker was on. I can just imagine what the person behind me was thinking. So what’s all this about? I’ve slowly come to the conclusion that God is trying to teach me two things: Compassion and patience–two of my biggest needs. I just wish He’d try to teach me patience when I’m not so busy… and compassion when I’m not so busy thinking about myself! Isn’t that just His way!
“But you are a forgiving God, gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love.” Psalm 86.15