The little light on the dashboard came on when I got off the turnpike. I was sitting at the stop light when I heard a little ding that alerted me.
I figured my man had not screwed on the gas cap tight enough — because that’s usually why the dashboard warning light comes to life.
I called my husband on my fancy dancy phone to alert him (before I forgot to tell him at all). As we were chatting, the traffic light turned green, and I pressed on the accelerator to move forward and turn toward home.
Immediately, I knew something was really wrong with my vehicle. I pressed down on the gas pedal, but the car just had no go.
Spurt… spurt.. spurt…. the car was lunging forward awkwardly. The only thing that gained momentum in that vehicle was my voice as I explained to my husband what I was experiencing.
“How fast are you going?” he asked.
I glanced at the speedometer. Fifteen miles per hour.
I flipped on my hazard lights and started praying that I would make it.
Some days, you just need to grip the steering wheel and keep moving forward — even if you are just inching along.
For the last five years or so, there’s been a dashboard light blinking in my heart. I am pressing down on the accelerator full throttle, but the road of life has hit me hard. I am spurt, spurt, spurting along most days.
I want to live life full throttle for my Savior. I keep waiting for the day I can finally turn off the hazard lights and just cruise along with the windows down.
But what if I never again gain momentum? What if slow and steady remains my maximum speed?
I will still reach my final destination, and the ride may even hold greater beauty.
Something to think about…
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