6.30.2008 @ 9:13:00 AM
Matic or Manual?
My eighteenth birthday would probably be 30 days away from now, and instead of the original plan of wasting bucks on a debut, my dad gave me one good deal of a choice between that one-night fancy event (which may or may not turn out the way I would like it to be... like) and a what-you-could-use-for-five-years car. After a couple of days setting my mind to crash mode of which I would pick, I reckoned it would really be best (and well, rational) to take the car.
Before I knew it, I grew interested in tons of different vrooms. From Toyoties to Hondies to Fordies to Chevies. Also part of understanding the world of cars would be knowing the two types of transmission, and as we all know, the automatic and manual.
To all of us, an automatic car would seem a whole lot easier to learn and get along with than that of the manual. It gets really messed up if you're not yet that equipped of manning a manual car. Although it would apparently help learning to, others would rather consider a matic for safety and other must-be-infallible reasons.
We could totally relate this to our Christian lives. The same way most people would choose to man their own lives or being rather automatic than having faith in letting God take over is because they think it's, well, easier that way.
They think deciding for themselves, following their own rules, and conforming to the worldly standards can keep them safe, painless, and bullet-proof. Why should they risk surrending when they would be off-guard without the smooth sailing course they already have? Of course, "smooth" doesn't mean it "stays smooth". It will only be a matter of time to realize that it's all downhill from here.
Having God drive your life may seem to tamper you pride at first. A whole lot of effort to let it go too. Plus, you may encounter not one but many bumps along the hackin road more than you expect. But if we just pull over and think real hard, we see that God can manuever better than we think we can. He can sustain your clutch, hit the breaks when it gets messed up, and push the pedal straight ahead to what He has planned for you, and not going around in circles trying to find a way out Baguio City.
Learning how to drive a manual is like learning to be
manual for God. It may be tricky at first, and you do need to get used to it, but you'll come a lot more invulnerable in case of emergency. :)
PS: Car arrives tonight.
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