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Wouldn’t it be great if life came with dashboard gages?

I could use some tangible warnings and indicators of where I am and how I’m doing.

My indicators would include:

1. Hours remaining to drop dead tired.

2. How many projects to over-load.

3. An audible warning beep, before I say something mean or hurtful.

4. Eat breakfast/lunch/dinner soon indicator.

5. Exercise now!

The problem with life, just like cars, everyone has a different distance to empty!

Not to mention, gauges aren’t always particularly accurate.

I have had more than my share of cars over the years, mostly used, often blessings shared, when someone gifted it to me.

The first rule was to always watch the gas gauge. Because, too often in an older car, the gas gauge wasn’t at all accurate. Half a tank to pushing the car out of an intersection…empty of gas…happened more than once.

Once per vehicle, was all it took, and I paid more attention to the gas gauge.

After that, if I was going to push the limits (ie, run the tank low,) there was risk involved (ie, pushing a car out of a busy intersection in high heels and being late for work!)

Although, I’m more careful with gas gauges in cars, I don’t always take the same care when it comes to filling my own tanks (physical, psychological, and spiritual.)

Probably because I’ve never had to push my broken down self out of an intersection.

The thing is, there are warning indicators in my life, they may not be as convenient as a car dashboard, but if I want to keep myself from becoming Weary by Wednesday, I need to pay attention to them.

Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” So they went away by themselves in a boat to a solitary place. Mark 6:31-32

How about you? If you could design your own dash-board, what indicators would you add?

Thanks for sharing you Wednesday with me, I’m glad you stopped by.