Today I have the privilege of helping a young man pass his driving test. I don’t really know him. I spent two hours giving him a driving lesson yesterday, and today I will go with him to the DMV for his test. After today I will most likely never cross paths with him again. I have shown him patience, kindness, and a little humor during our brief encounter. This is what I do. This is what God has asked me to do. It’s my ministry.
When I am in the car with students I often have an opportunity to share my faith with them, but not always. A few times I have prayed with a student. I usually pray for them, but I have no idea of the eternal impact of our interactions. This is in God’s hands. He knows. I am his servant doing his will as best I can. I am getting old and tired, and I frequently want to quit. His word to me is “Stay the Course”.
So today I will venture forth in my little car and teach students to drive. I will rely on God to strengthen me when I’m weary, give me patience when I’ve run out, and encourage me when I’m down. (Isn’t this what life as a Christian is all about, relying on God?) Many times I feel that I can’t continue, but He gets me through. My awareness of my need for Him has greatly increased. The outcome of doing this job is in His hands.