I’m pretty sure a parking lot is the place to find out how you are growing emotionally and spiritually.
Let me explain.
Near our house is a “center” where a grocery store, a CVS, Michael’s, Dollar Tree, assorted fast food places and a Starbucks all come together, plus an assortment of smaller businesses. A “quick stop shopping center” designed with convenience in mind.
Except for parking. There just aren’t enough front row spots for all of us!
What makes matters worse is everyone is there for a “quick stop” which implies not having to wait for your front row parking spot to be available.
You’d be amazed at how many times people will sit and wait for a front row spot while a “quick” left turn would take them into an entire row of parking spots. But those aren’t front row.
Isn’t that the way of the world? It’s “Me First” from our children’s mouths as they dash to get the favorite spot in the car. We want the front row parking spot; the shortest line in the store; the first to have a new tech device of all our friends; the nicest car; the biggest house; the most, the biggest and the best.
Is this what life is about?
Before you say a quick “No!” think about the parking lot. Try an experiment this week. Be aware of your response when someone zooms into the spot you were hoping to get. Notice your reaction when you have to wait longer than you expected.
There is the way of the world and then there is the Way.
The parking lot is a true test of your sanctification along the Way.
Let me know how your experiment turns out!