I haven’t posted in a while, I returned from travel and made a drastic change to my schedule that took some adjusting to. I am now “a morning person!” Yes I’m the first person in the office greeting everyone else with a smile and a boost of optimism about the day! Why did I fight this for so long?
I declared “I’m not a morning person” for most of my adult life. I usually worked a later shift and was the last to arrive and therefore the last to leave for the day for years. Everyone had finished catching up on email, drinking their coffee and eating their breakfast by the time I was just logging in. No wonder I always felt like I was playing catch up.
Now I can’t take the credit for this change. My husband actually decided that he would become a morning person and changed his schedule. I decided to try it and have officially made the change.
The point of me sharing my excitement about waking up to the rising of the sun is: You can change! Yep you can change. What confessions are you making that are not beneficial to your life?
“I’m not a people person”
“I’m just not good at public speaking”
“I can’t lose weight”
Whatever it is you’ve been telling yourself that does not benefit your life, change it!
So today I took a flight for business travel. It’s been awhile since I’ve flown. The pilot told us it would be a bumpy ride at the beginning and at the end but that he would try to find us some smooth air in between. Ok, so it was indeed bumpy from the start, and as far as the smooth ride in between, that lasted maybe 30 minutes. Beverage service had to be suspended because the pilot announced we were approaching bad weather.
As I sat in my seat, eyes closed, calling on Jesus while declaring the Word (Hey you know me lol), I began to picture the pilot in the cockpit. I imagined him bracing himself and getting mentally ready to weather the storm. I could see him very attentive, manning the controls, and ready to adjust in the air to ensure that the plane arrives at our destination safely.
When the pilot made his announcement he didn’t say, “Storm ahead, we’ll just hover in the air right here until it passes.” He also didn’t say, “Storm ahead, we’ll turn back to DC.” No, instead he gave us the warning to stay seated, buckle our seatbelt and proceeded to get us to our destination.
There will be storms in this life. I’m facing a little one now. There have been times in the past where I just give up and stand still, doing nothing. There have been times, I go back in the other direction. This time, I will regroup and follow His directions so I can reach my destination!