Where Does Your Rubber Meet the Road?
Time for a little self-reflection, long haul truckers and bikers know it’s important to keep the shiny side up and the rubber side down. Bikers say it’s the journey not the destination and truckers deliver the goods. There is a lot more than meets the eye and all too often we are just too busy to stop and smell the roses (Thanks Mac Davis).
Football players know to get that pigskin across the goal because winning is everything as they seek that trophy and the coveted Super Bowl ring. It takes lots of practice to hone the skills and develop the stamina needed to make it, yet not everyone does. There are winners and losers in every game.
Students know a diploma or certificate is their goal at every level from kindergarten to graduate or trade school. Every test measures their level of understanding against themselves and their peers.
Emergency medical technicians and other first responders know their actions so often determine the outcome in the struggle for life over death. It is never just a routine stop or call for law enforcement, being prepared for the unexpected is always necessary.
Soldiers know that freedom is never free. They lay their lives on the line at home or abroad and on the field of battle to accomplish the mission so they can return to family and friends.
Parents know that family is important and every child is a gift from almighty God, the creator of life. Their hopes and dreams become our hope for a brighter future. May they learn from the mistakes of the past and press on toward the high calling that God has placed on their lives. Every soul is important to God and every life matters.
As you travel the highway of life remember that every job is important. Every task is to be done right. Every step is a step forward. Never travel back over the road to regret. There are no second chances to make a first impression and that water under the bridge washes into a gateway of possibilities for someone else. What is important to you? Where does your rubber meet the road? – I am the Real Truckmaster!