First Drive Since February

First Drive Since February

Earlier this morning, one of the first things my dad said to me was that he wanted to run a few errands with me before lunch. The part of this invitation that caught my attention and made me grin like silly were three, simple words. They’re quite common words, but it has been nearly a year since I heard them.

You can drive.

Hey guys! Happy Saturday to you πŸ™‚ ❀ I have been wanting to write this post all day – at least since my dad and I got back home. In between making lunch and playing some games with Samuel, I now have a moment to blog. I present to you a post that makes me very happy to share with you.

Since the spring of 2015, I have loved driving. From the process of getting my learner’s permit to preparing for my driver’s test two years later, driving is honestly one of my favorite things to do. This is not simply because of the freedom it provides, but I do enjoy the independence, and I have always enjoyed car rides, too. Being the driver makes me really happy.


In February of last year, a few days after I passed the test and got my license,Β my parents saw how much it would cost us monthly for them and me to be insured drivers. It was too much to pay at the time, and since it wasn’t necessary that I be able to drive, they decided to take me off the insurance. It absolutely broke my heart.

However, the Lord had a beautiful plan – and He still does. ❀

“Delight yourself in theΒ Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to theΒ Lord; trust in Him, and He will act. He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday.” – Psalm 37:4-6

The thing is, I can only see circumstances from where I’m standing. My viewpoint over the situation is limited and biased, and often I see my thinking as skewed later on. It’s hard not knowing how something will turn out, and having to turn to the Lord for peace and patience is extremely difficult to do sometimes.

The main thing I struggle with, if you couldn’t already tell, is patience, because when I desire something right in this moment, I trust that everything will work out in my favor. If it’s something positive, and I can’t see anything wrong with it, then surely the Lord will bless that, right?

Well, in the Bible, it teaches again and again that the Lord provides our needs (sometimes things we don’t even realize we needed until He has given it to us), and that He will also give us the desires of our heart. He delights in seeing us happy, but there are many things we desire that would be detrimental to our life, even when we can’t see it.

He sees all and knows all. He’s the perfect One to watch over us and keep us.

If only I could learn to see that truth in every circumstance that tries my patience … I know I would be a much happier person.

Going on that beautiful drive with my dad today was well worth the wait. Whatever the reason for eleven months in between the last time I drove (you never know, He could have protected me from an awful collision or huge financial debt), I know that He has good plans, even when the waiting doesn’t make sense.

I’m praying that if the Lord is asking you to wait on something in your life, that you would trust in Him and know that just as He brought me through this very long year of no driving, He will bring you through what you are going through, too! ❀

Let me know in the comments below:

What have YOU waited on the Lord for?

— Maggie

49 thoughts on “First Drive Since February

    1. It is so much fun!! Aww awesome, good luck with that πŸ™‚ *hugs*

      That can be so hard to wait on. I’ll be praying that you and I meet guys that are perfect for us – in His perfect timing! xxx


  1. This was a great post, and I am so glad that you were able to drive again! πŸ™‚
    I had to be patient after the death of my eight year old parakeet/best friend. I felt so lonely, and I hated not having the companionship that I once had. Within a few months, I had asked the Lord if I could have a new pair of beautiful birds to keep me company, because my parents did not approve. After almost an entire year of persuading my parents and praying, my prayer was finally answered July, 31 last year. God was waiting for the right moment in my life and the right birds to hatch. They are perfect, and I couldn’t be more thankful. πŸ™‚

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    1. Aww thank you, Maysa! ❀

      That is so beautiful to read your story! The Lord works in mysterious ways, and even when a situation seems delayed for no reason, He is certainly still at work. πŸ™‚ ❀ I'm very happy to know that those sweet little birds are a blessing in your life!

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  2. Girl, you’re lucky to love it! I’m lucky cause my boyfriend loves driving too- why? Because I hate it. I have driving anxiety and I can’t stand it…one of the reasons I have to have my work close to home (within 15 minutes), plus my car is crap hahaha good luck with your driving!

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      1. Right?? The second time I got rear-ended was at 2AM because I stopped so I wouldn’t hit a deer. As I went to take off again, the idiot behind me (who was plenty far away when I stopped) rammed into me going like 30mph

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  3. I can definitely agree with you. In 2016, I received my permit and now though 2 years later I want to get. Despite my parents thinking that I was ready within 8-10 months, I didn’t think so.

    But maybe there was another reason and God was protecting me.

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  4. Yay, I’m so happy for you, Maggie! Patience is key! I absolutely love car rides too, they’re sooo relaxing. I can’t wait to drive a car, I’m sure it will be a lot of fun! πŸ™‚

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  5. It sounds amazing! πŸ˜€ I’d love to start learning how to drive. In my country you can get a license when you’re 18 and I hope I’ll get it then πŸ™‚ Nice post, Maggie! ❀

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  6. I’m glad you got to drive again! πŸ˜€ It certainly sounds like you had a lot of fun.

    Baha, I’m 26 and I still don’t have a driver’s license. Or a permit. XD (It isn’t a huge deal because I still live at home and whenever I go somewhere, it’s with one of my parents, usually my mom, and they drive me.) Driving kind of scares me. It’s such a HUGE responsibility. I don’t want to get distracted and crash into someone. They considered letting me learn to drive when I was around 20, but I had a fainting spell and my dad said no driving until I go several years without passing out. But to be fair, I highly doubt any nurses will be drawing blood while I’m driving… πŸ˜… I see his concern, definitely, and have respected his wishes. Now my mom is talking about it again, so maybe I will get to learn soon. πŸ™‚

    As for your question… what comes to mind is that I waited for years for friends. I was homeschooled and we didn’t leave the house much, so I didn’t have friends around my age growing up. Or… many friends at all. Especially as a teen. I remember crying sometimes because I was lonely. And then in 2015, I started private messaging a few people that I had been talking to on a Nancy Drew fandom message board and we ended up becoming best friends. I had to wait years, but it was worth it. πŸ™‚ (It’s just too bad that we are all in different time zones! πŸ˜†) And then in 2016, I started my blog mainly because they had blogs, and He blessed me with meeting so many wonderful people through WordPress. 😊 Haha, I’m almost tearing up. It’s been so amazing. His timing is always perfect and I am in awe of what he has done. ❀

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    1. Thank you, Grace! ❀ I definitely enjoy it, just as long as there isn't too much traffic around, haha! ❀

      It is a huge responsibility, so I understand why many wait to get their license until it is absolutely necessary that they drive. Whenever you do learn to drive, I pray that it's an enjoyable, safe experience for you, and that your parents won't have anything to worry about! ❀ (I'd faint if I had my blood drawn, too, bahaha)

      Girl, I can relate to you on such a deep level. Being homeschooled my whole childhood, I've had the same struggles with a lack of friends. I truly appreciate the invention of the internet, because it provides those who are friendless with people to talk to! ❀ I'm happy that we're blogging friends! His timing truly is perfect. xx

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      1. πŸ™‚

        πŸ™‚ Thank you! ❀ Aww, haha. XD (It was actually my grandma that had her blood drawn. πŸ˜… πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ Though I would probably faint if it was mine as well. XD)

        Aww, I'm sorry that you had those same struggles. Yes, me too; the Internet is a wonderful invention. Amen!! I'm so happy that we are blogging friends as well! Indeed, it is! ❀

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  7. I’m so glad you got to drive. I’m sure it did. I’ll never forget the day I had to surrender my license because I had so many accidents. My parents and friends had to take me everywhere and it was awful. I learned a lot. It helped me to be a better driver. You’re right GOD’S timing is perfect and he always has a purpose for everything. I’m proud of you. I’m praying and waiting on the Lord to tell me what to do my job. Things are not going well at my current job. I know that he’ll work things out. I’m just having to pray and just stay put and wait. I’m not a very patience person. I’m learning more patience as I have gotten older, but I’m still learning. Thank you for sharing your experience. It has helped me so much.

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  8. I’m glad you were able to drive again Maggie. I definitely understand, patience is something I have to work on. I had to wait on God about the next step in my life after graduating college and it definitely was hard, but time really does fly by. The place I am in now, I am so grateful for the patience.

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    1. Thanks, Bee πŸ™‚ I’m glad that you’re happy where you are now! I struggle with that, as well – waiting on His timing to follow the plans He has for my life. The waiting can be so difficult, but the outcome is worth it. ❀ xx

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  9. I am so happy for you dear, you are driving finally!! πŸ’•πŸ’• Well, if I talk about me, I never got anything I wanted on time. I got everything very very late…long after I stopped thinking about it. So I can understand what you are sayingπŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚ I lobed how you put it in wordsπŸ’–πŸ’–

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  10. I totally understand how you were feeling! When I was in the process of getting my license I was so excited that I was ‘rushing’ but God was teaching me patience through this. Through many things like having to wait months before the licensing centre had a free appointment, then failing my test a couple times and having my instructor call me to tell me he wouldn’t be free for me to take the lesson and that he would have to cancel my appointment! Through this whole experience God helped me to grow through two areas in my life that I struggle with. The first one being patience and the second one being fear of failure. Thank you very much for sharing your story Maggie. I hope you’re having a wonderful day! 😊

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    1. Some situations really test our patience and cause us to wait, especially with driving for some reason, haha, but the outcome is so worth it! I’m so happy that experience helped you to grow. ❀ It was my pleasure, Grace! Thank you for sharing yours. πŸ™‚ xx Thanks, same to you!

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