**UPDATE** I am four days into my pledge to be more patient behind the wheel and I can report I have not had one outburst! Feeling very blessed with this accomplishment! Let me know how your pledges are going.
I am at my worst behind the wheel; I can get so impatient at other people while I am driving! I especially can’t stand when people don’t use their blinkers, speed, and aren’t courteous when merging. To calm myself, I always listen to either my Christian radio app or a Christian podcast while I am driving. I mean really, how much more in tune with God could I be and yet I blow it every time I am behind the wheel? How does this happen again and again? I consider myself a good person. I go to church, volunteer regularly, and work hard to raise my kids to be good citizens.
It is embarrassing to get so impatient, especially when others seem to be patient so easily. For example, “Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him” (Genesis 21:5). God spoke to Abraham many times throughout his life about his son. Imagine the patience Abraham had in waiting for his son. If Abraham can be patient and wait 100 years for his son, there is no reason why I can’t be patient driving around the island and back.
Here are some ways I try to practice patience while driving (These can be applied to any impatient situation you face regularly– a conversation with your husband, your mother in law, or your disrespectful teenager–you get the idea):
1. I keep a small cross at arm’s length from the steering wheel so that I can easily reach over and hold it for a few seconds. This tiny act is so calming.
2. I talk to God ALWAYS. Just talking to HIM when I am in the car helps me be more patient.
3. Saying, “I’m sorry,” out loud if I get irritated, or, “thank you,” when I keep my cool. Saying it out loud makes me feel better.
Okay, here’s my pledge. This week I am going to be more patient behind the wheel. I have no problem doing this day to day outside of my car, so certainly I should be able to be nice in my car! Go ahead take the pledge in an area of your life that’s needs more patience.
being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, Colossians 1:11
I followed this recipe exactly using fresh picked strawberries. The biscuits are delicious. The recipe made 11 biscuits instead of 6, like it states, using a 2 1/2 in cutter. They will spread a bit so the result was larger than expected, which means a huge dessert! Next time, I will make mini biscuits with a small cutter.