Saturday, September 25, 2010


Without a doubt, selfishness abounds in the world of trucking. It is ever present. It has been in every single conversation I have had this past week.

The thoughts go something like this:

"Well, dispatch is screwing us over again. We've been sitting here for hours with nothing."

"Did you see that car/truck/van? How dare they cut me off."

"I'm only getting 2500 miles a week, so I put in my two weeks."

All of these and more give evidence to the most important person: self. If you listen carefully you hear folks saying that the road and the job and everything around them is meant to make their life easier. And the temptation to join the conversation is becoming greater.

In recognizing this overwhelming sin this week I have given myself to memorizing Phillipians 2 in hopes that the Spirit will bring it sharply to my mind so that I will be evidently different from the world around me. In doing so, I pray that some would see that and wonder at the calm and patient demeanor and that a door for the Gospel will be sprung.

It's probably the same with you. I'm sure wherever you are in life that certain sins are prevalent around you. Identify them and be aware that they will be some of your greatest temptations and snares. Pray for God to protect you especially from them and shine light into darkness with the hopes of leading some to Christ.

In Christ who sustains,


1 comment:

theologista said...

i dont think its just trucking... i think its any non-christian work setting. when i worked as a server, it was rampant (people fighting over tables, complaining about the management, trying to get out of doing sidework). and it was apparent at my most recent job too (constantly complaining about co-workers, gossiping, talking about how many hours they were getting)