I hate my back-seat driving “issue”! I’ve blamed it on the motorcycle accident I had in 1996. Well, I’ve been thinking about this “issue” and I have been back seat driving way before then. I would do similar body contorting when I was a passenger on the back of my husband’s Harley Davidson. Why do you think he finally had me start riding my own motorcycle? Are you laughing yet? I hope so, because it’s been funny at times and not so funny at other times.
I truly hate this “issue” I have with back seat driving. It has come up a lot lately because we have had a terrible winter with messy roads and we have been traveling to many out of town sporting activities for our son. Ugh! Again, I get to work on my “issue”. Practice makes perfect, right?
The last two trips in the same weekend were somewhat improved with my “issue”. On the first trip, I did good. I think one of the reason was because we had our son’s girlfriend riding with us so I needed to behave better. The second trip I didn’t do so good. I was tired and just couldn’t hold it together. Are you laughing again? Good, because I am!!
I really have tried to work on this “issue”. Maybe I need to call it a “problem”. I talk to myself before I go on any lengthy road trip, that means when anyone else is driving and beyond my yard, to remind myself everything will be ok. Usually that’s not enough. I must consciously pray about it, to remind myself and do my ritual of praying for guardian angels to be around us and a hedge of protection to surround us. That helps, but it is a constant battle, no matter what the road conditions.
On a serious note – I have asked myself, “what is my problem, why do I get so freaked out”? It comes down to TRUST or lack of TRUST! It also has to do with FEAR. Fear there will be a terrible accident or worse yet, death.
I need to always stay in peace. And being a back-seat driver is not being in peace. To stay in peace, I need to be full of God and his Holy Spirit active and alive in me, having the armor of God on (shoes of peace, belt of truth, robe of righteousness, helmet of salvation, shield of faith and the sword of the Word), and saying to myself “I can do all things in Jesus Christ who strengthens me”.
I don’t have any solutions today, only honesty of my “problem” and how I keep working at it every trip I take.
Just, remember to pray for me and my “issue” as this weekend we will be taking another trip out of town, on fun winter roads!! And, it’s totally okay that you’re laughing!!!