“Oh hell naw!” That was my first thought as I got out of my car this morning. “Did this chick really just ram me from the back at a STOP SIGN?” I jumped out of my car and calmly walked over to the waiting driver who was obviously in a “whatever” kind of mood. “Did I do that?” she asked in a sarcastic tone. I mean really? Was she asking me this? “Of course,” I replied. Through her pleading for me not to call the cops and her offer to pay out of pocket (money which I knew I’d never see), I proceeded to walk back to my car to get my phone and a pen to write down the information. I then hear her yell, “I’m going to just pull up the road” and without a hesitation the chick took off! REALLY? THIS CAN’T BE HAPPENING TO ME!!!! My first instinct was to get in the car and create a California style high speed chase through the streets of Washington DC during morning rush hour. Then that little, still voice came into my head and I was calm.
“And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, standstill, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will show to you today: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen today, ye shall see them again no more forever. The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.” (Exodus 14:13-14)
Moses had to instruct the people to not react to the situation that they were in. He understood that God was all-powerful. He is a warrior that has NEVER lost a battle so they didn’t have to worry.
I know that we all want to handle our situations, especially when we feel that they are huge ones. In actuality they are only big to us. God can handle anything. I know if had chase down that woman there would have been some serious problems on both ends. I am blessed that I was not seriously hurt, that my car was not seriously damaged, and that the situation did not escalate. Sometimes we have to stop looking at the incident itself and assess the outcome! It could have turned out much differently for me today.
Thank you for placing that spirit of calmness over me this morning. I am not the person I used to be and that is a great thing! I know that you are changing me because I can feel it on the inside and my outward actions show it. I love you so much! In Jesus’ Name, Amen!
Today, I EMPOWER you to WALK AWAY from a situation that you just can’t battle alone. GIVE IT TO GOD! Let HIM fight that battle for you. LET IT GO.
Shawna Dix is a mother, educator, and all around child of God. She is passionate about God, her son Jalen, family, friends, and her students. She loves teaching because it allows her to shower our youth with love and guidance. She resides in Pentagon City, Virginia and works hard educating inner city youth in Washington DC. She prides herself in being a realist. She exclaims that she is in no way, shape, form, or fashion perfect but she has accepted that she serves a perfect God who is able to do ALL things!