That moment when the Google Maps traffic feature blatantly LIES.
You’ve been there, right?
I wasn’t in a rush, but still…. (*insert tangent here* I will never understand the reasoning behind “rush hour.” Another culture lie. You ain’t goin’ nowhere, honey. Not even emergency vehicles can make it through rush hour speedily.)
Have you also experienced that moving, loud voice (opposite of the still, small one) that tries to bring out the inner Hulk rage and fury?
Traffic can sure be the catalyst to bring out the wicked flesh.
On my way to Bible study (temptations often like to come before & after active pursuits of holiness), I was presented with a “life or death” decision.
Avoiding a traffic accident? No.
Avoiding a soul wrecking moment? Yes.
Would I feed sin? Or would I slay that junk?
Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall. No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. (1 Corinthians 10:12-13 ESV)
After working with an often testy commute every day, I’ve learned that traffic is really an opportunity to meditate, search my heart, and pray. I’m not perfect at this and I still get mad at incompetent drivers sometimes 😉 but at least I’m mostly progressing in highway holiness.
Application: When that temptation (anger, lust, aggressive driver, or whatever) pops into your stressed out mind, turn on some worship music, listen to your audio Bible, or shout out a prayer for rescue. It works. Trust me. Drive holy, friend.