I’m a speeder.  I like to speed.  Slow drivers make me crazy.  And I hate it when cars pass me on the road.  I like to be the fastest.

So as I’m driving down the interstate cruising at 90-95 MPH, I’m feeling pretty good.  Imagine how I fought it when I suddenly felt convicted about driving too fast.  I tried and tried to ignore this nagging, but I knew what it was…and I knew I couldn’t ignore it.

It was the Holy Spirit.

Just yesterday, I had a moment with God when I asked Him what else He wanted me to surrender to Him.  I asked Him to show me what He wanted from me.  I told Him that I would do whatever He asked.

And I meant it.

So today when I knew He was asking me to slow down, I knew I had to.  And He didn’t want me to slow down just a little bit.  He wanted me to do the speed limit.


I had to have been the slowest driver on the road.  It was killing me.  But I knew I was being obedient, so it was ok.

As I was taking my leisurely stroll down the highway (being passed by everyone), the Spirit began to speak to me even more.  He showed me that, though I was moving at a slower pace, I would still get to my destination.  Though others were going faster than I, I would still get where I was going.

And so it is with other circumstances in my life.  God was showing me that just because things seem to be moving slower than I would like, it doesn’t mean that I will not reach my goals.  He showed me that He will provide for me everything He has for me, even if it takes a lot longer than I want.  It doesn’t matter that others’ paces seem to be faster than mine.  It doesn’t matter that others get opportunities that I wish were mine.  Their victory does not equal my defeat.  My slower pace will still get me to the place I am supposed to be.  My time will come.

I love that God speaks to me in unexpected ways at unexpected times.  Driving the speed limit is tough for me, but that small step of obedience taught me a great lesson.

About Beautifully Polarized

Life is ever changing. God is working in me more everyday. He has blessed me with a husband who is my best friend in every aspect of life, and three children who teach me about life and love everyday. He has blessed me further with friends who help me get through the rough days, and laugh with me on the good days. And, I believe He gave me the best mom a girl could ask for. He has also given me trials so that I can grow into the person He intended me to be. Walking with Him makes life in this world bearable.

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