Flying requires faith. What is faith? Faith is the substance of things hoped for, and the evidence of things not yet seen (Hebrews 11:1). Basically, it means that even when it’s foreign, scary, uncomfortable and inconvenient, you’re willing to do it because of what you are hoping for.
For most, going to the airport is inconvenient because of travel policies. It can also be expensive – a real budget buster, and if you’re afraid to fly, then it can be traumatizing. So why do we fly? We fly because ultimately where we want to go compels us more than our fear. There are people who are paralyzed by their fears and refuse to get on planes. But as I watched a documentary on how people overcome their fear of flying, guess what they had to do? They had to take baby steps with a coach. At first, they went to the airport, then they sat on the plane, then eventually they had to buckle-up and fly – some of them crying and screaming the whole way, but they did it. And when they walked off, most of them were proud of themselves, feeling a sense of freedom because now they could actually travel. They could literally go further!
When you fly you have to trust the pilot. In the flight of our lives, it’s God who leads us, that is if we are willing to get on board and ride it out. If you believe in your heart that you have some place of significance to go, decide now that you refuse to be stuck on the ground.
When you’re flying sometimes there’s turbulence. There are people and babies on the flight who talk too much, the seats are uncomfortable, too small and too close. Why would you pay for something that you don’t enjoy very much? We do it because we know that it’s the vehicle that can get us to our destinations in the fastest amount of time; albeit not without its challenges. We expect and accept that it’s a part of the journey.
So let’s apply that concept in your life. Challenges are not the purpose. They are merely a part of your journey on your way to where you are going.
Deya Direct, the Fly Life Diva, and Go-to-Girlfriend Growth Coach/Author/Journalist is a highly sought-after speaker who produces media and messages that turn problems into purpose!