Things to Do While Stuck in Traffic

Don’t criticize me, you know you do it too! Here are some inspiring and productive things to do while driving to/from work and stuck in traffic.

I live in sunny Miami, way down south in Cutler Ridge (you can almost see Cuba from my house! — just kidding) I work in Coral Gables, so it takes me from 45 minutes to 1 hour and 15 minutes to get to and from work every day.

I take the beautiful, scenic route of Old Cutler Road, which has only 2 lanes going in both directions, rather than taking the parallel, but highly congested US-1. Old Cutler has magnificent canopy trees which stretches on each side of the road for miles. The foliage, blooms, birds, and stunning mansions I see make driving to work such a pleasure. And since we have no Winter, its green all year round! (If you live up North — don’t cry!)

You can also see a glimpse of the ocean while crossing a small bridge at a certain point. And then there are several flocks of Peacocks all year round sashaying along the roads. The other day I had to stop to let one cross the road. It was a male Peacock and his iridescent plumes cascaded behind him as he sprinted, like a veil on a bride. King Solomon would eat his heart out! In 1 Kings the Bible tells us King Solomon collected Peacocks. 1Kings 10:22 For the king had . . . peacocks. I don’t need to collect them, they prance around all over Old Cutler! I feel very blessed indeed, I live in Paradise!

Anyway, here are things I do while I drive:

  1. Apply wrinkle cream (don’t laugh – that’s why I don’t have any)
  2. Ask bad drivers Why you do that? when they can’t hear me.
  3. Avoid hitting Raccoons & Possum
  4. Brush & fix my hair.
  5. Clean out my purse.
  6. Count the baby Peacocks.
  7. Dream of owning one those mansions. (Smile)
  8. Eat breakfast.
  9. Enjoy the beauty of God’s creation.
  10. File my nails.
  11. Floss my teeth.
  12. Get ideas from the gardens as I pass them by.
  13. Listen to a Bible Study or Preaching.
  14. Listen to Christian Radio
  15. Memorize scripture (3 X 5 cards help)
  16. Plan for the weekend (on Fridays)
  17. Pluck my eyebrows. (While stopped – as to not poke my eye out!)
  18. Pray (as loud as I want and nobody but God will hear me!)
  19. Read a book between stops. (Not while I am driving!)
  20. Read the newspaper.
  21. Repent (bad drivers make me do that)
  22. Sing to the Lord.
  23. Take a quick nap. (While stopped-not driving!)
  24. Talk on my cell phone. (Driving from work – everyone is asleep in the a.m.)
  25. Talk to myself (you do it too!)
  26. Update my prayer list (between stops)
  27. Write my grocery list.
  28. Worship God

Happy Driving!

Sis. Romero attends Iglesia Pentecostal Unida Nueva Vida in Miami, Florida

Author: Jay Jones

Jay is an author, veteran church planter, speaker, and the pastor of the Pentecostals of Kentwood. He's a passionate worshipper of Jesus Christ, a husband, daddy, pastor, and a ‘pretty good guy’. Jay is also an ordained minister of the United Pentecostal Church, where he currently serves as a Presbyter in West Michigan.

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