I got a ticket today; for not being patient.
I was tired of waiting behind four cars that were turning left on Nine Mile in 4:30 traffic. I needed to go right. I cut through the parking lot at the Citgo on the corner of Jernigan and Nine Mile. Thought absolutely nothing of it; I just needed to get home, get dinner in the oven and get Kayla to work. I didn’t have time to sit and wait. So when the police officer turned his pretty blue lights on in my rear view mirror I really had no idea what I had done wrong; after all, he didn’t stop me until I was nearing the Subway/Sonic/Wells Fargo Bank area. I really had no idea what I had done wrong. How easily we forget.
I haven’t had a traffic citation or had any “dealings” with any police officers in just over 13 years. It has genuinely broken my heart, not only that I did something sooo stupid; but something that is going to cause even more financial strain on an already stressed household. Overwhelms me.
The tickets itself is $168. I can not even think about what it is going to do to our auto insurance. Just absolutely has me in knots.
I keep thinking of what I try teaching my children; every action has a consequence. A good actions brings positive consequences and a bad actions (such as BREAKING THE LAW!) has negative consequences. While typing this the Lord is whispering, “the fruits of the spirit Stacey, the fruits of the spirit.”
Since I OBVIOUSLY need some reminding:
I need to take my own teachings into practice this day (and everyday); and walk in the Spirit in which I am called. (Looks like my faith muscle is going to be stretched yet again!)
ON A POSITVE NOTE THOUGH . . . . TODAY is the FIRST day I haven’t gone over on my sugar levels in my eating!! Seizing THAT victory today and thankful for it 😉
Continuing to walk in victory (even on bad days!),