Everyone seemed to be in a hurry today. That included me. I had a meeting to go to. A meeting I had arranged. I even had someone waiting on me and I was at least a good thirty minutes away. One of those meeting where you really do not know what time the other person will be there until they call you and let you know they are on their way.
Well, I missed their call and they were already there.
Waiting, waiting, and waiting.
That day, traffic was not moving quite like it should for that time of day. This was a three lane road. I was use to traffic flowing at 50 to 55 mph (miles per hour) during that time of day.
Traffic was moving at only 30 mph. What was the problem? As I looked ahead, I noticed a slow moving dump truck in one of the three lanes.
Then, as I looked in my rear view mirror, I noticed a car weaving in and out of traffic behind me. It did not take him long to get right beside me in the next lane. They were in a bigger hurry than I was. It was obvious that the driver had an interest in squeezing between me and the car in front of me.
I questioned, “Should I let him in or not?” Well, maybe. I mean if he pushed the issue, I would do it today. Now tomorrow, it might be a different story. Yes, the Lord is still working on me.
When the driver saw that the slow moving truck was in my lane, he decided to stay in the middle lane. I was glad. Then, all of sudden, the slow moving dump truck in front of me steered into the middle and part of the outer lane and stopped. I mean it came to an abrupt stop.
As I looked back in my rear view mirror, the car that was in such a hurry could not move. He was boxed in. There were about 10-15 cars in front of him and many more behind him. None of them could move. The traffic in my lane flowed smoothly.
In life, there will be times when it seems that the enemy is on your heels or is trying to get right in between you and the peace God has for your life.
Ephesians 4:26-29 talks about do not become so angry that it causes you to sin. In fact, it is a warning us not to give the enemy that kind of control.
Have you been so angry that it caused you to do something to get back at someone? Have you been so angry that you would not speak to someone because they hurt you? Maybe you were mad and spoke evil about them. When you sin, you have just let the enemy in.
The word of God gives us the answer to this very problem in Ephesians 4:31-32; God says, “Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice.” In other words, we have to let it go. Be kind, forgive. Christ did it for us. He equipped us to do it for others.
Is the enemy darting in and out of your life? Well, get closer to the Word of God and “squeeze or freeze” the enemy out. Do not let him in. If you do not let him in then, God will put a stop to his plans.
So, just keep driving.
For me, the rest of my drive was peacefully and best of all, no traffic.