these roads talk!!

took my driving knowledge test this morning and i passed,, again….. 🙂
my first learner’s permit expired due to my lack of confidence to take the road test. why so?

well, i have been driving for more than twenty years, but only, in an environment where each driver thinks he/she is the king/queen of the road… drive as you may, drive as you can, drive as you want.

you see, from where i came from, we can get our driver’s license even without learning what road signs meant, you honk anytime you wish to, you drive in between lanes or you can even text and drive (although of course it is prohibited, but only if you get caught he he). i found this short video from youtube, i hope it works, to give you a glimpse of what i am talking about:

it is totally different now that we have moved here in Canada. i have driven around here a few times using my Philippine license, and i found it difficult to kick the old (and bad) driving habits i have acquired over the years.

but what i have admired about traffic here is that road signs are totally “respected”  and that they do speak to drivers clearly that if you do not heed, (i.e. yield) you will be in big, costly trouble. when we first landed, i have observed how those broken, solid, yellow, or white lines painted on the pavements clearly instruct what a good driver should do. not that we did not have the same back home, we did, but as i have said, i was the QUEEN of the road, why should i follow?? but, now, i have to really take my driving practice seriously so i will gain enough courage to show ’em that i can follow instructions :)…

pondering upon my situation now, i have thought of how i, too, have to learn to follow the rules of life, lest i be in trouble. there are many ways to correct my usual bad habits but the very first step to do it is to understand and accept that i am no longer where i lived before, i.e. within my sinful nature.

it is now time for me to practice wholeheartedly the correct rules of life, forget that i am no longer the Queen of my life, and that i need to follow what God directs me to do, through reading His words, reflecting and meditating upon it.. Then, only then, will i not get my “violation” ticket, instead, a license to be acceptable and pleasing to Him.

Have you decided yet to follow the rules? i think it is time we did…

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105

“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17

M.

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3 thoughts on “these roads talk!!

  1. Hay sinabi mo pa! Madalas na akong makipag away dito sa kalye. Hehehe
    Ingat na lang palagi.

  2. Pingback: right on red… | lugablog

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