Flight Lessons…

Recently… A friend flew my sister and I home on her flight attendant passes…
The destination?… Shreveport of course…

The path?.. Los Angeles, to Dallas, to Shrevport…

Simple right?…

So we woke up super early and caught the first flight to Dallas…

But… There was a catch…

The passes didn’t guarantee we’d have seats aboard the specific flight she booked…

We would have to wait on a “standby” list until the entire plane was full… And then… Only then would we know if we could board…

After 6 hours and 4 flights… We found ourselves on a plane to Oklahoma City… A plane that guaranteed a direct flight to Dallas… And then a quick connection to Shreveport…

Of course… Once in Dallas, the flight to Shreveport had been delayed 3 hours because of weather…

So we jumped in a friends car and took a short trip to Shreveport…

Now… If you know me… A situation like this causes me to become frustrated… Because I can’t control what’s happening…

It’s simply out of my hands…

Ironically, that’s how I feel about my life right now… I want to get to certain life destinations quickly… Because I feel like I’ve been waiting for so long… And I feel like the process keeps getting delayed…

But, like the flight situation, it’s so evident that certain paths are too crowded… Too many people are going that way…

And so the Holy Spirit says, “No, go this way. Take this turn. It might take a little bit longer and require a few more steps, but it’s less stressful. It’s less stressful and more convivent for you. And, as long as you stay positive, you will get there. And you will get there well.”

And honestly… Well honestly, I’m learning to accept that my journey through life is this way…

And though I want to go the popular route… The one everyone around me seems to be going… Well I’m reminded that it’s a stressful route… A route that seems certain, but then isn’t… Because it can be full of headaches and problems…
But then the alternate route… The one less traveled… Well it’s the route that takes a little longer, but ensures my peace of mind…

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