Saturday, February 16, 2019

Defensive Driving

The tenets of defensive driving apply to life. In class, we are learning four trademarked phrases to remind bus drivers how to prevent accidents.  They are "look ahead, look around, leave room, and communicate."

To look ahead is to identify and anticipate potential hazards on the road. In life, it means to have vision for where you want to spend your time and energy while steering clear of pitfalls.

Switching jobs has prompted folks to ask about my vision.  They are quick to point out the potential hazards of driving a bus like pay, insurance, and schedule.  They see the risk of crashes and the harsh side of customer service. My heart sees something different.

My heart sees the words from Isaiah 58. Below is a sample from verse 10.
If you do away with the yoke of oppression,
    with the pointing finger and malicious talk,
 and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry
    and satisfy the needs of the oppressed,
then your light will rise in the darkness,
    and your night will become like the noonday.
I hope to address the other tenets of defensive driving in future posts.  Do you think looking around means checking in on loved ones?  Is leaving room about setting boundaries and creating margin in your life?

I am learning that communicating through this blog helps me understand this new season of life.  I hope to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

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