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The Right Decision

Posted by on January 29, 2013

Greetings all.  It’s been a while since my last post.  I have a million ideas I’d love to discuss, but when I sit down to put my thoughts together, I realize they are not particular interesting…this is the best I’ve got.

Random truck on I-90 Wyo

I’ve been back on the road for a few months now.  I’ve been asked many times if I made the right decision to come back out on the road.  Without hesitation I can say YES!  I won’t say every single day has been bliss.  I’ve had plenty of frustrations.  By far though, the good has outweighed the bad.

It’s been a few years since I’ve been out here.  Lots has changed.  In the old days, most everybody had their CB on.  Most trucks today either don’t have a radio, it’s on a different channel or just don’t have it on.

Every truck stop used to give a free cup of coffee with your fuel.  Today many do not.  That irritates me a little bit.  I just spent $700 for fuel and you can’t give me a $.02 cup of java?  Really?

10 years ago I did not have gps or a smart phone.  I had a map.  How in the world did I get anywhere or find a truck stop?  Today I rely on a trucker-specific gps to navigate me coast to coast.  I have several applications on my smart phone that help me locate a truck stop anywhere.  I freak out when either of these fail.  How times have changed!

This time around though, I am a different person.  I still don’t necessarily consider myself a truck driver.  I just happen to be driving a truck.  I see the truck as my venue to carry out a calling to help reach lost truckers for Christ.  There is no doubt in my mind I have been called out here to do exactly that.  The challenge is greater than I imagined it would be, but that continually reinforces why I am here.

The truck is both my job and my ministry.  I love them both.  I am exactly where I need to be.  I can’t say for sure how long I’ll be out here.  I would really like to have a family or at least a wife someday.  This lifestyle is not the most conducive to starting that process.  It will take a special person for sure…I discussed this in a past blog.

I am thoroughly enjoying the travel, minus the snow and ice.  I’ve learned to cook some awesome pork loin and potatoes in the bunk of my truck.  I am writing a daily devotional specific to truckers.  This one will take a while.  Life is good.  I can’t wait to see where this journey takes me!

Thanks for reading!  Remember…keep the rubber down and the antennas pointed up.

Joshua 1:9

Email me:  eric@bigroadblog.com

 

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