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How My Car Got Written Off

Uncategorized Sep 09, 2021

Let me just say that my wife and I have had our share of festivities recently. I quit my job to do DeepClean full-time. We are getting ready to move to Jamaica for 6 months (more on that soon), so we were looking for someone to rent out our house. We also need to find a place to live in Jamaica. My brother got married and I was the best man. And to boot – our car was written off in a highway accident.

The good news is, no one was hurt, which in of itself was miraculous considering the accident happened at over 60 mph (that’s 100km/h for my metric readers). But it was yet ANOTHER thing.

To complicate the matter, the accident took place about 2 months prior to the move… so we received an insurance payout, but it made no sense to buy a new car since we were about to leave the country. We started asking around to see if anyone had a car we could borrow for a bit.

By God’s grace we had friends who kindly lent us their vehicle until we moved. So nice! EXCEPT one thing – after driving the car for about 24 hours, we found out it needed close to $700 in repairs just to stay afloat. Sometimes, when it rains, it pours.

If you’ve listened to my podcast, you’ll know that I’m a big believer in finding hidden meaning in life. Sometimes it’s finding it in dreams, other times it’s common occurrences, and occasionally it is those moments where things align too well to simply pass for a “coincidence.”

I believe that vehicles often represent ministry/career/life, and I have to say everything that has happened with my vehicle(s) the last couple months feels very reflective of my own life.

My old car has been written off — I have quit my 9-5 job.
We do not have a new car yet, we are temporarily using a friend’s — While I am settling into DeepClean full-time, I am having to make major adjustments to my life and I am still getting used to them!
We do not know what our new car will be yet, and it will take time — As we get ready to move to Jamaica, life is likely to feel “in-transit” for a while. It could be close to a year before I am in a solid, stable rhythm that can rely on long-term.

Crazy, right? You might think that’s a bunch of hokey mumbo-jumbo, but I’ve found great solace knowing that God is speaking, even if it’s through the regular rhythms of life. As annoying as it was to undergo so many stressors at once, I can truthfully say that I was unfazed by the car problems. I knew it would all work out.

One thing that separates humans from all of the other races is our ability to assign meaning. While sometimes we shy away from trying to make sense of what’s happening in our lives, I encourage you to lean into it. Keep your ear to the ground. Notice the things that you notice.

You just might get a better understanding of what’s happening in your life now, and where God is taking you in your journey. Dreams, common occurrences, and things that capture your attention are often pointing to deeper messages and meaning, each of them pieces of the recovery puzzle.

It might be the peace you need to weather the storms of this crazy thing called life.

Cheering you on,

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