Thursday, June 14, 2007

Red Light = Red Letter Day

A few weeks ago, I noticed that I kept hitting red lights. At the time, I didn't take it very well. It was frustrating to say the least.

But I made a new connection. Red lights, which I normally thought of as a tool that mades me late, actually buy me time.

That sounds weird, but it is true. On those days when I had hit all red lights, I noticed that I talked to God more. Maybe a lot of those talks started with, "God, would you please help this light to change quickly." But a lot of those "light conversations" became my chance to talk to and hear from God. As I sat. And waited. And waited.

On those days when I seemed to get all green lights, I did my own thing, quickly foraging ahead. I realized that I was missing out, as weird as that may sound.

So, I now try to take advantage of these red lights and actually look forward to them. I hope you will too.

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spaghettipie said...

Okay, I'll give it a try...but I'm skeptical that I'll actually start looking forward to them! :)

Starshine said...

This post is a good one for me. Living in LA, I spend a ton of time sitting in traffic. I have found that the only way to not go insane from the traffic is to embrace that it is part of life here. I have come to accept that time in the car is my alone time. I need to remember more often that God is right there with me. Ready to speak. Ready to listen. :) Thank you for the reminder.

BJ said...

I love this, Alyssa!

Kathie said...

really enjoyed my visit.

"Bluebonnet in the snow" said...

SP - I know what you mean. I definitely enjoy the red lights more when I don't have to be somewhere at a certain time.

SS - You are welcome! With all those red lights out there, get prepared to speak and hear a lot!

BJ - Thanks so much! I'm glad that spoke to you.

K - Thanks for visiting and come back again soon!