We’re headed over to the other coast of Florida tomorrow to see Scott‘s parents. It’s a 3½ hour drive each way and we will do the round trip all in 1 day. We get over there 3-5 times a year. His parents have a hard time driving to see us because of the length of time they would have to spend in the car. The last time we went over, I had to drive because Scott wasn’t cleared to drive yet.
I need to make it clear that I am a rider. I like to look around, sight-see, look for birds, and take in God’s wondrous creations. We carry a bird book in our car so that we can identify the birds we see. When driving through the beef cow pastures, we see lots of prairie-dwelling birds. I digress…
I just finished 6 months of doing all of the driving for the family. I’m pleased-as-punch to not be driving tomorrow. BUT, sometimes we have to do things that we don’t like to do. My mom used to say that it’s worth it to endure a short time of pain for the long term gain.
I think that it was good for me put myself in my husband’s shoes. I don’t try to get him to rush out of the house when he comes home anymore. I understand that he needs some time to unwind. I think it was good for him to release control of the wheel and become a passenger for awhile. I learned that I disliked his “back-seat” driving and have since not done it to him. I needed to release control, too.
2 Corinthians 12:9 Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.
What is God teaching you recently?