Sitting in traffic is frustrating…mind-numbing…make-you-reconsider-your-life-decisioning. In those moments when you are crawling along at under 5 mph…going 15 seems amazing, let alone going 55. But that is all context related. If the expectation is to be stopped, going 30 is awesome. But when the speed-limit is 75, going 55 feels as irritating as going 5.
In life like driving, our “speed-expectations” significantly influence our “contentment-meter”. “Shouldn’t I be further in my career by now?” “Why aren’t I married yet?” “When am I going to have children?” But in those moments of impatience, it is truly our expectations that should change. It’s not so much, “Why haven’t I achieved my life-goal?”, but rather, “God what would you like me to do today?”
Dear Father, Please adjust my life-meter today so that I am able to achieve everything You have prepared for me to do.
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