Additionally, I knew that when I get lost while I'm driving, it makes me very tense and I'm not always at my best. So, I kept praying for Traffic Grace, trying to be gracious, which in this case had more to do with just being quiet and not responding back to the things said.
All in all, it made such a major difference. In listening to that person's comments later on, they said that they had a fun time. If I had used sassy responses when they were upset earlier, I don't think they would have enjoyed the rest of the time together. I am learning so much about turning things like this over to Christ's very capable hands. The big thing is remembering to do it before I respond and not after!
Example of a Brief Prayer
But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they. Acts 15: 11
I was with someone who was scooping up some free popcorn. They didn't ask me if I wanted any. The person told me that I should get a bag of popcorn and then took it from my hands. They wanted me to get the popcorn for them to eat later.
It's such a silly thing, but it really did irritate me. Didn't that person think about whether I wanted some or not? Couldn't they have asked me if I wanted some before they took it from my hands? I found myself getting frustrated at that person. Then, it popped into my mind that that's not what Christ wants of me. He wants me to be gracious to those who irritate me, but I was too frustrated to be gracious at that moment.