Welcome to vacation. (The reason this blog post is not at 1 AM). It could have been, as I drove in after Community Group last night and got in pretty late. My friends in group were prepping me for the late trip, offering Red Bull and suggestions on staying awake. Holding a cold drink out in front of you was tempting, but was afraid if I fell asleep it would spill in my lap and cause me to wreck.
Cresting a hill, somewhere on 360, I stumbled into a scene from Cars. His truck, lit in running lights, played pong across the two lanes. Ten miles below the speed limit, I hung in his wake until I saw daylight and punched gas to power through the gap. Honestly, I hope the guy made it home.
It can be pretty easy to fall asleep at the wheel, in life. It can happen at work, in marriage, in relationships, church...You get into the rhythm of the road, making great progress at first. Something happens though and as you get tired, bored, monotony sets in, the rhythm never changes, your foot slowly rises from the pedal. What was once a straight trajectory, becomes a scribble across the page. If it does not change, you will eventually crash. Or end up somewhere you never intended to be.
How do you keep yourself "awake" in life?