We’ve all seen them, we’ve all been trapped behind them, and many of us may have even pounded the steering wheel with frustration wondering if we’ll ever get around that oversize load in front of us.
I was driving the other day and got trapped behind two oversize loads in a row. The first one was a double length tree carrier with multiple hardwood samples of oak and walnut and other pieces of wood headed for a craftsman to make beautiful works of art (at least that was my hope for them). As soon as I passed that one, I was then trapped behind another double length oversize load. But this one had two huge sheds. Interestingly, as soon as I passed those I got trapped behind a school bus.
I’ve had worse commutes.
Life is like this sometimes. We are delayed, or blocked, or just simply annoyed by other peoples baggage and oversize loads. We may complain, fuss, or even get mad at the other person. But if we were to truly think about our life, I think there are times when we are the ones carrying an oversize load.
I am not talking physically here. I’m not talking about that I am an oversize load that physically makes it hard for people to get around me. I admit I could lose a few pounds, but I’m talking emotionally and spiritually and our inner-self. We carry unforgiveness, bitterness, jealousy, envy, and a number of other wide load packages.
It would be interesting if we would have to do what the oversize load trucks would have to do. What would it be like if we had to put a sign on our back that said oversize load — danger — bitterness on board? Maybe we might even have to have another vehicle trailing us to warn people to stay away or to give us a wide berth if they are to come on the same road. That may make life more interesting, but I don’t think it would settle our problems.
It would be interesting if we would have to do what the oversize load trucks would have to do. What would it be like if we had to put a sign on our back that said oversize load — danger — bitterness on board?
I’m not trying to be a little hard to just miss the fact that many of us have serious issues that need to be addressed. But I am trying to share that there are times that we do not let people realize what we’re going through. We try to hide and suppress these difficult times. But these should be the times that we are reaching out and that we are finding how important friendship really is.
I also hope that if you’re going through one of these times you realize how important knowing God is. He desires for you to cast your concerns on him for he cares for you. He is the God who loves us even in our messiness. And when he knows were carrying a wide load, he wants to take that burden from us.
So today, if you know someone that is caring a oversize load, don’t shake your fist in frustration but do what you can to help then. There will be a day when you’ll have the one with the load and you’ll need their help them. I’m glad I’ve got friends and I’m glad I’ve got Jesus.
Have a blessed day.