Dead Still Or Wide Open? Neither One

It's seemingly the norm here in El Paso, for motorists having their mindset to either be sitting on dead still or wide open, regarding the speed of their vehicle on the roadway.

As I was taking my afternoon walk today, there was an automobile coming down one of the main streets, about a block from my house, going approximately 90-100 mph (where are the police?).

Some folks use this street as a drag strip, just to see how fast they can beat the other fellow on the other side of the road to the next traffic light. It's all about "getting there first" ahead of the other guy (they must have a death wish!).

Quite the opposite to the above driver, is the driver who is almost completely stopped (dead still) in one of the lanes of traffic. You don't know what the driver is going to do next. There are no directional signals forthcoming. It becomes a literal guessing game.

So, the only way one can defend himself from the above two types of motorists, is to (1) use extreme caution, staying as far behind the slow motorist as humanly possible, and (2) allowing the speed demon motorist to pass you, not impeding his forward progress in any way.

Beloved, we wouldn't have to defend ourselves from the above two types of extreme motorists (the dead still or wide open types), "if" motorists would just take to heart Paul's instructions found in Philippians 2:1-5 NLT:

"Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ? Any comfort from his love? Any fellowship together in the Spirit? Are your hearts tender and compassionate? Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose. Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too. You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had."

'Nuff said!

Mike Riley, Gospel Snippets

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