Saturday, August 30, 2008

The race...

It was a monday morning. Heavy traffic. Driving by itself is difficult. Requires perfect eyes, hands, legs co- ordination, demanding complete presence of mind. With Indian roads and no rules, each driver is the king of the road. It seems as one big circus adventure act. But oh, I know, driving a two wheeler was also scary once. But now, its a piece of cake.. and am sure, I will sure say the same for 4 wheeler driving!

So sitting in the rear seat, letting my mind wander, it stuck me, how we would need the following.
1. Destination. Know where you are headed. Be it to your workplace, shopping, park or beach, or just a long drive, you would have to have a sense of direction, the 'WHERE'. That keeps you in check for other secondary things like, where you have a U- turn, where you can park, where you can stop by for a snack, slow down, take a short route or anything.
2. Fuel. Are you fully loaded? or empty? Can you survive till your destination. Fairly simple eh?
3. Patience. Giving way.Be it traffic jams, an over bridge, a level crossing, or the highway, people are always on the move. They try to get ahead. And sitting behind the wheel, you learn patience, to sit still and give way, and yet move on.

Life is a rat race, in a competitive world. We all run, day in and day out. These 3 things do make lot of sense. 1. Destination. My purpose. What drives me on. Puts me in the right perspective. Helps me see every secondary thing WITH RESPECT TO my sense of purpose.
2.Fuel. Do I have enough energy, strength to move on? Am I charged up, for the days activity? Like a spring, you can get fresh living water every day. But do I dip in to drink it?
3. Patience. Oh I have so many fellow travellers like me. My aunt, my parents, my siblings, friends, in laws, my manager, my collegues, teammates everyone in their own vehicle. We share the same road, and we sure have to learn to give way and not honk at them.
Life is a journey.. very apt!

Hebrews 12:1
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.

1 comment: said...

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