I have this problem. I love to drive fast and it annoys me when people are driving under the speed limit. My reasoning behind loving to drive fast is that I grew up driving around in a horse and buggy at about 10 MPH. As a little girl I remember the cars whizzing around us and within minutes they were out of sight.
After watching the cars leave us in the dust, sometimes literally, I felt I was missing out. On my 18th birthday I had a car in my driveway and headed to the BMV to get my license. I was not allowed to get my license until 18 because my parents would not sign.
The joy of going fast soon came to a halt after I had 2 speeding tickets within the first 6 months of driving. The first one was a 70 in a 55 at five AM as I was heading to work. The officer looked at my Amish picture and said, “You should know better than driving this fast!” So he wrote me a ticket.
Oh but I loved to go fast. After the tickets I learned to use my cruise.
All this back story to get to my point. I was on my way home tonight and not just one but two cars in front of me where going 25 in a 30, seriously? I would like to tell you I handled it maturely, but I wouldn’t be writing about it now if I had.
I did what every Godly Holy Spirit woman with no fish symbol on her car would do: I laid on the horn, not once but twice, merely out of frustration. I knew they would not speed up, but I felt better laying on the horn. I am sure they had a good reason for going that slow and would I have gotten home much faster, no, it’s just that desire to drive fast that makes me irritable.
So Lord where is the Pearl ? I often think what if the Lord is slowing me down to keep me from having an accident up ahead. Or as most of you are thinking, maybe just to keep you from causing an accident. Now I’m not going to jinx myself by telling you I haven’t had an accident in my 23 years of driving, knock on wood.
In all seriousness, I know that this is one of my issues. However, I have calmed down a lot over the years. My Pearl is that I made it home safe and I didn’t run anyone off the road.