Friday, November 13, 2009

What rattles YOU??

Today was really the first day since I have been sick (2 weeks ago) that I actually got out... I went shopping =)  On my way home I was stopped at a red light - I though it was a red light - but it was actually green to turn right. I was stopped and the lady behind me LAYS on her horn!!  Not just a quick beep - but a LLLLOOOONNNNGGGGG Honk...  I looked in my rear view mirror and saw that she was honking at ME! AND using language that I don't usually use along with LOTS of hand gestures!  I was RATTLED!!!!  I had to actually stop and think what I needed to do!!!  WOW!  It was a bit traumatic for me...  I must admit that my first thoughts were NOT that Jesus loved her!!  On the drive home I was going thru it in my mind...  was it that BAD to wait at the light - even if it was GREEN??  Am I EVER in that much of a hurry that I don't take into consideration other people?  It was a real WOW moment for me -

What has rattled you??


clspraizehim said...

So sorry this happened to you:( I have had SEVERAL of these moments and sometimes I handle them ok but most of the time I don't:( I think the worst for me was one time in the Verizon store. Long story short...the man helping me didn't do what he said he was going to do and it REALLY upset me. He tried to get away from me (LOL) by helping someone else BUT I was so upset that when someone else offered to help me I looked straight into the guys eyes and said, " no, HE is going to finish helping me." Before all was said and done, I did apologize for my behavior and he did also. I did tell him that I was a Christian and I didn't like the way I was behaving so I needed to apologize. He was grateful and said that he didn't act right either and said sorry to me:) I was VERY angry at this man and I didn't like the way it made me feel. So, in the end, it all worked out and I was very happy about that. However, I still DO NOT like going into the Verizon store because I don't feel the employes are trained very well. Oh well, that is a whole other story:) Love You!!!!

duartestudios said...

Hi Pamee! So thankful you're feeling better!! I feel like I'm generally a very patient person and I am not someone who cusses ever!!...EXCEPT...when I'm in the car!! LOL Whenever sosmeone acts like this woman behind sends me! I got a "Love" sticker from C28 and put it at the top of my rear window so now everytime I look in my rearview mirror I am reminded to pray for them and to treat them with love!...Oh yeah...and I once again ask God to help me with my immediate reactions in the car! hehe However..that car recently died and I have a new one we'll see if I can manage without the sticker from now on! Another thing that has changed my life drastically is a verse that you posted a year or so ago. John 16:33 These things I have spoken to you so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation but take courage; I have overcome the world. I have memorized and meditated on this verse ever since then and it has brought me peace and reassurance time and time again. I cannot tell you how many times I have recited this verse to myself and am reminded that I am not part of this world. I immediately feel His peace! Thanks for that!