Tuesday

Changing me from an Accident

 

 

In the blink of an eye, an accident can change your life. Good or bad, it happens and you must learn from the accident.

Recently, on his way to work, Hubby, was in a car accident. The accident could have been much worse. I am just thankful that him and the other driver weren’t seriously hurt.It is never fun to hear about a car accident , let alone be involved in one.

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He received minor injuries, sore chest, arms, knees. Air bags deployed like they should. The other driver received a slight cut near her ear, she went to ER just to be sure.

In the blink of an eye. everything can change. Not only were those involved in the accident changed, so were their families.

We teach our boys that crashing hurts. We don’t want them crashing their cars, toys or each other. They got a first hand look at what happens when you crash..

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(this is our car)

My life changed when I got the call and I hear, “”Baby, I was in an accident,please come to me.”

This is not a call anyone wants to hear let alone, it be all you hear. I called my mom, told her Hubby was in an accident and the first thing se does is pray. Man how I love my mother and her strength. She prays for PEACE! Of all things, I think why peace. We need health and safety and blah blah.. But as I start to drive, I understand her prayer for peace. I needed as much as anyone else. I was not calm, I was scared, shaking, nervous. 

Isaiah 26:3 (New International Version)

You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.

My peace only could have come from God. There is no one else who can offer the peace I received. Yes, I was shaking. I had no idea what was going on or what even happened

It is a scary thing to come upon the scene of an accident, of someone you know and see the glass, the shards, the fire trucks, the ambulances and have no idea where they are. I didn’t even know if he had been hurt.

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In my head, when I found him, all i wanted to say to him was why didn’t you listen and leave when I told you.

I NEVER said those words. Oh I thought them over and over. However, it wasn’t what he needed from me. He needed my peace and comfort. The same peace I received from Christ. Here was my chance to show him true Christianity. And in that moment, my faith in Christ became real.

This was my wake-up call. If i want him to serve Christ, I have to be Christ like and the Proverbs 31 woman, I always “say” I want to be. Now I need to live it.

“help me to walk worthy of the calling with which {i was} called” Ephesians 4:1 Help me to lay down pride, selfishness and ANYTHING else that would keep me from moving into all you have for me.

~~~From The Power of a Praying Woman by Stormie Omartin

This passage stuck with me since I read it last week. I knew that I was letting everything else come before what God had planned. I didn’t want to take my hands off in case it got goofed up or wasn’t going my way. Hubby needs to see my faith and walk be strong and correct.

This accident was my wake up call that I am not doing as I should. I am not a keeper of my home, family or husband. I am not putting them first.

Well not that we are a one car family, that will all change and it needed to happen. Maybe not this way, but I do know this:

… that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28

Could I have changed my way without the accident? Maybe. Am I better off that it happened this way? I can’t say. I do know that I will put my trust where it belongs and leave all else alone. I had been struggling with who I am and where I belong. This accident reminded me I am nothing with God.

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