Have you ever been caught in the middle of a storm while driving on the highway? I’m talking about the kind of storm when you can’t even see out your windshield the rain is coming down so hard, let alone see the cars around you.
I was caught in one with my husband just a couple weeks ago. We were passing through Cincinnati headed home when the downpour began. I knew that if we were going to make it out of this thing I had to stay focused on the road ahead, remain calm, and keep my eyes and ears open. My muscles were on high alert, ready to make a last-second move if a car slammed on its brakes or an accident occurred in front of us. I knew if I even as much blinked I was putting us in danger.
There was one issue with all of this, though…
I wasn’t the one driving.
But for some reason I felt like my focus and attention was somehow keeping us safe and controlling the situation.
Have I ever mentioned I’m a recovering control-freak?
Well here’s what I’m learning lately…