A while ago, I was talking to my wife and she mentioned that when she was driving back home from work yesterday at the Freeway, there was an accident involving 4 vehicles. Those cars were in front of her and luckily she was spared from that accident and all its hassles. Then I tried to remind her to constantly maintain a proper and safe distance between her and the car in front of her so that if it suddenly applies brake, it would not put her into danger.
As I tried to reflect on that situation, I realised that life is like driving- that our actions are similarly affecting us and those people around us. Anyway, here then are few similarities between the two of them:
1. Direction- in driving we always need a direction where to go and where to perform stops, turns and slowing down. In life, we also need to have that directions (goals) for from them, we also set our strategies and steps on how to achieve them. In driving, we need to be in full control of the steering wheel so that we will have a safe and pleasurable trip. While in life, we also need to have that full control of ourselves but we also need to rely and submit everything to Him Above for we know that He is our constant Guidance.
2. Routine Maintenance- cars should always have a regular maintenance like checking the lights, indicators, windshield washer fluid, engine oil level, oils, hoses etc.. Our life also needs a constant checking and maintenance like we need to pause once in a while to check if we are still tracking the right path towards the achievement of our goals. We also need to check our primary and other forms of relationship to see if we are still in congruence with what is acceptable or not.
3. Peace of Mind- when both of them (car and life) are in good hands and going smoothly then we are assured that we can experience a harmonious trip and life every single day. Though we still need to check all other cars on the road and we also need to observe what is going on with life but if we religiously perform the first two main responsibilities of being drivers to both cars and to life, we are assured that we can reach our destinations safely and with lots of fun memories to remember.