We find ourselves in strange places sometimes. Life can be surreal. A place that we’ve passed our whole life and never noticed can suddenly become our second home. It’s happened to me before. I used to drive past West Ridge Church every day and never give a second thought to it. 4 years later I found myself serving on staff with them.
For Christmas, my parents decided to pay to have my car windows tinted as the gift. As the owner of a new car, I was PUMPED. I want to invest as much as I can in it and make it my car for the long haul. I dropped the car off on Wednesday night so the work could be done Thursday.
On the way home, I called and they informed me it wouldn’t be done for another couple hours. With such short notice, I didn’t want to put someone out of their way by asking to take me later. Roommates all had plans. Looks like I’d be stuck waiting.
I walk into the car shop only to find that cars are only half of their business. Apparently they also funnel homeless pets through their offices. Cats everywhere. I’m sitting at a kitchen table, looking at a tricked out Mazda, surrounded by theater chairs full of cats.
Not what I expected my Thursday night to look like. But a lot of times, life is just like that. We realize where we are doesn’t really make sense. Typically, it’s the result of setting our lives in cruise control (pun intended).
Cruise control can be sign that we have done one of two things:
1. That we purposefully have let go of the controls and aren’t steering our own….Mazda. We’ve decided that God would give us direction and we’re following the path he has laid before us.
2. It can mean we’ve ended up somewhere because we didn’t care. We ended up there because we weren’t prepared. The decisions we made weren’t thought out or prayed about.
Either way, at some point you come to the realization of where you are.When you come to that realization, you should find a way to capitalize on where you are, no matter the circumstances. Be a good steward of the place you find yourself in at this moment.
I’ve been building this blog for weeks and dreamed up some awesome topics for it. I decided I would wait until one of those topics turned into the BEST blog post EVER before I would go public with my site. But when you’re in a car shop surrounded by cats….YOLO. Welcome to my website.
(P.S. I just realized I think these people live here, too)
Thanks for reading.