I woke up SUPER early this morning and was knocking out my chores left and right. I feel so effective and productive when I wake up early. Journal and Bible time, laundry, dry cleaning, 3-mile run, bills paid, and I dried and folded my clothes (sorry, Stacey, no sushi for you.). After my run I'm driving down I-10 to Target for dog food. It was morning traffic and we the people are just nuts driving early near downtown.
And then it all happened so fast. I was about to exit, traffic was stop and go, started moving about 10 mph when I looked in my rearview mirror to see a Grand Cherokee approaching me faster than he should - he was looking to his left and didn't see me - when BAM! he hit me. If I wasn't wearing a seatbelt, I'd have knocked my head on the steering wheel. Kenai hit the passenger seat from behind and yelped.
Well, we exited and Mr. Crashman was really nervous. We took care of all the business neccessary... most importantly we both were fine. Thing is, I'm really frustrated by this. I've been working towards selling my car because I feel God calling me to eliminate the debt I still owe on it. Now this happens and I'm like "What's up, God?"
I know it's all gonna work out and I know it's gonna be ok. But it still stinks. Today I talked about it on my show and left it open-ended asking "What do you do when you feel God leading one way and then bammo! an obstacle!" So many of you called and it was awesome. I started to feel lots better and so encouraged.
Then I received this email in the studio from Bridgit:
"You initially saying God was telling you to simplify is what caught my attention. I dont' want to dismiss you questioning about the car? But I would assume you have insurance that will take care of the damage. Honestly, I couldn't help but be just a bit irittated at you questioning why to damage done on a car, when my family is questioning why to the death of my son's 15 year old best friend that was killed in a car accident? Perhaps you should be thanking God that you weren't injured and that you have a car. I don't mean to should harsh....but you shouldn't be questioning why as much as giving thanks for no serious injuries or deaths! I think across the nation we are to begin to simplify. And I am saying this as much to myself as to you..perhaps it will be more than simplif ing our lives from material things and time restraints...could that be the answer to your why? I don't know just throwing it out there. Please be praying for this boys family and our community as we walk through this time. Through Trent's death, I pray Jesus will be lifted high!!"
What would you say?