Did you know Uber riders get a score?

I had no idea Uber riders had a score. So when I accidentally clicked something and found out I had a score, I was surprised.

THEN, I was MORE surprised to learn that my score wasn’t perfect.

How can you have a less than perfect Uber score?

Since then, I’ve been a little over-obsessed with the whole Uber score thing.

How can I raise my score?

If it is a 4.50 then someone had to clearly rate me very low to pull it down so significantly. What did I do to cause that? Who was the driver that was so upset with me? Or, worse yet, were there MANY Uber drivers upset with me?

See – I have thought entirely TOO MUCH about my Uber score.

I even thought about creating an entirely new Uber account so that I could start over with a better score.  Yes – there is A LOT that goes on in my head! Ha!

Then, I realized yesterday WHY my Uber score is so bad.

I have NO CLUE how to use Uber!!!

Apparently for however long I’ve used it, years I guess . . .

I’ve never been meeting the drivers at the right place.

I’ve made gross assumptions that when I put in my location, that is where they would come. Apparently not and that is what the “end destination” dot is for.

I realized this when a passionate Uber driver called me yesterday to find out where I was. I was standing in front of my hotel . . . he expected me to be behind the Baltimore Justice Center – not anywhere close to my hotel. Both of us were very confused.

Sadly, I have concluded that I am not going to be able to use Uber. Not because now my score is probably like 1.25 or something . . . . but because I will never be able to figure out how to get to where the “final destination” dot is on my screen. I tried it yesterday afternoon and almost got hit by a car. All those lines and roads, it is overwhelming for my brain.

I am sure that morning when the women sat across from the stone that had been rolled away from the tomb and an angel sat upon it, that surprise overwhelmed them. They couldn’t know how to process all that was happening to them.

Sometimes surprises are like that!

They are overwhelming! But then if we have an “aha” moment we can see more clearly the greatness and joy that comes in the surprises.

Even if the surprise is a bad one, if we stop and allow ourselves, we will still find the glory, majesty, love and peace of God in the midst of the surprise – good or bad!

Where is God revealing God’s self to you in a surprise in your life?

Is there something you need to do to place yourself differently so that you can see and experience God’s beautiful surprises?

8 So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 9 Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. 10 Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”  Matthew 28:8-10