Sunday, 5 March 2017

The Cost of Disobedience

Experience will really change you, especially if you apply the lessons you  have learned from it. I have been a Christian for many years now but only lately did I really get serious in obeying Him. There are still so many things that I am struggling to change but as what Philippians 1:6 says-

And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.
I remember the car accident I had a few years ago. Before I tell you the story, let me share with you a bit of my old me... I was arrogant, careless, stubborn and a know-it-all kinda gal. Every time my dad rides with me, he would tell me to slow down and yield, BUT, (you've guessed it) I still drove recklessly telling him I can do it without him telling me to be careful. My brothers would tell it to me in a different way, they would jokingly say "Sis, you are a dangerous driver and people should not be crossing when you drive". My husband would always remind me to focus on the road but I didn't. It made me more proud--- Stupid me! Hmmm, so much for that.  

One fateful day, while I was driving alone to run an errand, after making a few turns, I realized I was lost. I can't remember the way to where I was supposed to go. So I did what most drivers would do, I turned on the GPS of my mobile phone, being neglectful, I turned it on while I was driving not noticing I was turning at a blind curve.  All of a sudden, I heard a thud! ...When I looked back on the road, to my utter shock, I saw a man lying on the street and realized I just hit a pedestrian. I panicked and instead of hitting the brakes, I stepped on the accelerator. A series of smashing sounds followed. I hit a company car at the opposite road, I hit a private car parked in front of a car wash, and I crushed one of the cement posts of the car wash shop. 

At that instant, I realized that God truly loves me, indeed it is a miracle! He didn't let me die, He didn't let the man that I hit die, in short, no one died but there was a huge damage done - without thinking twice, I went out of the car telling everyone I was so sorry. I took all the blame. I deserved it. I left the car at the accident scene and rushed the unconscious wounded man to the emergency room at a nearby hospital. The rest was history.

The cost of my disobedience? The traffic enforcer confiscated my license, we lost the car and paid more than $3000 for all the damages. 

If God didn't allow the accident to happen, I will not be fully aware that He wants me to LISTEN, to OBEY, and to TRUST in Him. We must never forget that we have a God who loves us and who really cares for us. He displayed it by giving us eternal life through His Son Jesus Christ. This is a gift that is more valuable than our life on earth. :)