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Driving into Community

Updated: Nov 11, 2021


That moment when you’re driving and you realize you’re driving.

This is something I experience WAY too often, more than I would like to admit… and if you haven’t, you must be an incredible driver and I would trust you with my life.

That phrase came from a TikTok a friend sent me a few weeks ago. I laugh every time I think about it because it’s SO TRUE. You get to a point on your route and think to yourself “when did I get here?”

Just like driving, I think this exact thing happens in life. We enter this monotony in our routine; we go into autopilot or even just get into our heads and our worries that we forget there is a whole world around us full of miracles, that there is more to life than our stress.

We drive on this spiritual road, and that time where we space out might be a time that we put our faith in humanity or in the world. Stress begins to build up and worries about things so small feel like climbing a steep mountain with no harness and eventually… we crash.

Now, I can be completely honest here and say I have never spaced out while driving with a friend and that’s because we are chatting, laughing, pointing things out on the road or making comments about the view. There is no time to space out. Exactly like this instance, walking or driving (for the sake of being consistent with this example) with Jesus, surrounding yourself with people who are driven by the spirit and the word of God will keep you focused on your route and make sure you don’t space out and fall into the worries of the world.

Proverbs 27:17 says “As iron sharpens iron, so one friend sharpens a friend.”

We are meant to live this life in community. We accomplish more, we raise each other up, share our burdens and our accomplishments.

Take this other verse for example:

“Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.” - Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

Having a community will remind you that you are taken care of, no matter what you go through in life, you are never alone, God is with you at ALL times and there will always be people behind you to catch you when you fall.

So let’s get back on that road, create those memories and live those adventures. Life is not perfect, and we will definitely still have those moments of “when did I get here” but know you have people fighting for you and supporting you. And remember even on the days when things may not be going you way, Hallelujah Anyway!

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