Learning To Drive, All Over Again

If you don't know, I'm in Washington DC right now.  We are dropping my daughter off at a summer dance intensive.  So for the last couple of days, I have been driving in DC.  Everyone I spoke to say, "Don't do it!"  But I had to try.  I have to say, the first day I was terrified.  I hadn't been in DC for 10 minutes when I saw a delivery truck sideswipe a minivan in front of me.  I was honked at, yelled at and screamed at more times than I can remember.

Day 2 - A little less screaming and honking.  I discovered their public bus system and did a lot of walking.

Day 3 - No screaming and honking.  I got from point A to point B without losing my religion.

Day 4 - Lots of screaming and honking.  From me.  LOL!  I was using my horn like a native.  Who knew that thing worked?  But as soon as I started driving like one of them - they forgave all my mistakes.

Proverbs 24:16 For the righteous falls seven times and rises again, but the wicked stumble in times of calamity.

I got lost more times than I can remember.  I took one wrong turn and ended up back in DC one time and had to start over.  FYI - you can go about 5 miles in 45 minutes.  But I learned from my mistakes.  

God knows that you can learn.  God knows that you can learn from others.  God knows that you can learn from your mistakes.

But the question is, do you want to learn?

Every new experience in life offers you new insights into yourself and into God's heart.  New mercies, new life, and new hope.  Don't fear driving into a new chapter in your life.  God will provide all the help you need.

PRAY:  Dear Jesus, lead me where you want me to go.  AMEN  

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