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Green Light

Hey y’all!  How are ya??? (feel free to reply with a comment here or on social media.)

So this evening, as I was driving to the grocery store, I was cut off a few times by a few anxious drivers. I mean, that had to be what it was, right?  They weren’t being rude, but they were anxious to be somewhere.  I passed a couple cars that wouldn’t let me over.  One car drove just fast enough that I couldn’t pass it and just slow enough that I really couldn’t get behind it.  What was I supposed to do??? Now, that was rude! Then, as I approached a traffic light, that was changing to red, I noticed at least 3 cars slide on through, even though it was already green on the opposite side.

As I sat at the light and made up songs about how hungry I was (yep, you read that

correctly), I noticed the light turn green.  Now, we sat at that green light for at least 32 seconds before the car nearest said light decided to heed it’s meaning.  I didn’t really get upset, although I did make up a song about how we should already be driving.

I started to drive and the thought hit me: Often in life, we refuse to go through a “green light” because we may feel that it’s too good to be true, that we aren’t qualified or ready, or that the circumstances just aren’t right for us.  We freeze up or we delay our start and don’t understand that it is our time to “GO!” and take on whatever goal we have set before us.  Then there are those times that we slide through the “red light” even though it’s not our turn.  We try to skip out on our waiting seasons  in order to get to the prize and we fail to realize that waiting is imperative to our process.  We get anxious like those passing drivers that cut me off in traffic and we try to speed up to get where we’re going.  So often, we get scared that we’ve missed or will miss what’s ours that we don’t see all the people that we’ve “run over” on along the way… or maybe we do. Then, there are those of us that get so caught up in sliding through that red light that we won’t “let anyone over” or help anyone out because we fear they’ll reach that finish line first.  Well, newsflash: They can’t get what’s yours!  Stop it with the road rage!!!

Ecclesiastes 3:1 says, “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:” This means that there is a season for everything; for you to wait at that red light and also for you to go through that green one.  And guess what…… your speeding past someone else won’t cause God to speed up any of this necessary process. And if you ever get to where you feel that it will, remember the sound word from Matthew 19:30, “But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.” 

So, if your “light” is red, maybe it’s your season of waiting, reflecting, listening, and perfecting. “But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.” (James 1:4). Remember that if you walk according to God’s will for your life, He won’t keep the good stuff from you.  “For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.” But when that light turns green, and you have clearance and direction from God, GO! GO! GO!

Okay… that’s all I got for tonight y’all.

I love y’all (I really do and I’m praying for ya!)

Ms. A.M.White

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