Thursday, October 8, 2009

i train it.

fact: I ride the train to work.
{above is my location of work 9 hours of the day & my mode of transportation.}
Now I know say in NY or Chicago, this is not an odd occurrence, but here in Dallas, most people drive to work.
My DART train experience over the past year has been rather interesting... I go through phases of loving it & loathing it.
Typically I hop on, most normally out of breath from sprinting to catch it, find an empty seat or wait for one to open up, sit down, mind my own business by: reading, doing my makeup, munching on breakfast, listening to my ipod, and chatting via phone with my mom.
I like to people watch on my trips, as well, but this morning I took the time to look around & really observe people's details...
People are in their own worlds, sometimes with curlers in their hair, or working on a case, or be-bopping to some jams. Sometimes they are ranting on the phone, or peddling for money, or knitting a scarf. Sometimes they are into a good novel, or are singing out loud, and or just want someone to talk to & you happen to be the soul that they chose. { I love people's details - my friends can attest to this.}

I think what I love about the train is that it levels the playing field. People are all trying to get to a destination, make a buck, and get home. Everyone has their own agenda, their own responsibilities, their own life... but for those 24 minutes, everyone is alike & we are all just waiting to get to our destination.
From the CEO's to the beggars, everyone is just trying to do life.
I think this is the way the Lord sees us, we are all attempting to do life in our own way, with our own agenda... and drowning. No matter our status, resources, or position, there is not much you can do but sit still, not fight, and wait. Just sit and wait. Wait on his timing, wait on his plan, wait on his will.
So no matter what I try, His plan will prevail. I will sink when I try to swim. I just need to float & wait & know He is sovereign.
so yes, I used a analogy of the public transportation system and the Lord's timing. Made sense to me... maybe I just hadn't had my morning cup of coffee, but I thought I would share, nonetheless. :)
{for you Sarah.}
He may delay because it would not be safe to give us at once what we ask: we are not ready for it. To give ere we could truly receive, would be to destroy the very heart and hope of prayer, to cease to be our Father. The delay itself may work to bring us nearer to our help, to increase the desire, perfect the prayer, and ripen the receptive condition. ~George Macdonald

4 comments:

Abby said...

thank you for sharing. well put. love you.

Wynne & Stephen said...

I love that mel - thanks for sharing that with us :)

Katie Jane said...

Mel,

I thought that was very insightful and sooo true. Thanks for bringing us all down to earth today. :-)

Anya said...

I like the metaphor. Maybe it would do us some good if more places leveled the playing field.