God slapped me in the face today

Yes, God slapped me right in the face today with humility. I’ve never been so humbled before. What happened? Well, I have a teensy weensy bit of road rage. A big black escalade took my turn at a 4 way stop. It was obvious that he went in front of me. It wasn’t one of those where you couldn’t tell who went next. It was definitely me. So I sped up and tailed him for as long as I could until I had to turn in to the church parking lot. Yes, what a great example I was. I layed my horn on him for about a minute before I turned. All while Oliver is in the backseat saying, “Mommy, you beep?” So I pull into the parking lot at church to drop Oliver off for school. And guess who pulls up beside me and knocks on my window. A big black man. I debated whether to open my door or not, not knowing what would happen next. But I rolled down my window. HE APOLOGIZED for cutting me off at the stop sign! I couldn’t believe it. This blew me away. I was still a little shaken up from all the road rage I had so all I could say was “Sorry for honking at you.” Wow. What kind of loser does this make me? On top of all this, it turns out I know the people! Now I don’t know them very well but I know them well enough to know that their sons attend the same Mother’s Day Out program as Oliver does. I’m just floored at my behavior. Speechless. I wanted to curl up in a little ball and cry all day. Where does this put me? Right up there with Kanye, Serena, and all the other rude people of the world right now? So here is my lesson for today (brought to you by God). Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Ephesians 4:2

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3 Comments

  • Bri | September 15, 2009 |

    Thanks for sharing this lesson, Kim. I know I’ve been humbled before–many times! It shows a lot that you’re willing to admit it and help others with it.


  • Monica | September 15, 2009 |

    We’ve all been there Kim! :)


  • Dana | September 15, 2009 |

    Ouch! That was painful. Thanks for the lesson!