New York Minute
Last week, my husband BJ and I went to New York City. And, before getting ready to board, friends and family wished us a safe flight. I responded how I usually do, with a, ”We will.” Even though I am not a pilot, I have never flown an airplane and most of the time I don’t even meet the pilot until after we have traveled 39,000 feet in the air.
We boarded the plane, clicked in our buckles and within five seconds, my husband and many of the other passangers on board were fast asleep without a care in the world.
The flight attendants did their “in case of an emergency” monologue while people slept, checked their Instagram, sipped their coffee and read their book. I looked around and noticed not one person paying attention. Not one.
No one was asking to speak to the pilot to verify he was able to fly this 175,000 pound aircraft. No one was asking to check the wheels or see if there was enough gas for the trip.
Everyone, including myself had complete confidence that the pilot flying the plane was capable, the aircraft was secure and all shared an understanding that we know nothing about flying an airplane.
I laughed at the confidence we have in putting ourselves onto an airplane and the certainty we feel about a 175,000 pound airplane flying in the air.
Yet, we aren’t sure if God, the creator of the universe, is capable enough to take care of our needs or our circumstances.
Let that sink in for just a second.
I have so much confidence and assurance that I will get to my destination that I don’t ask any other questions other than, “Can I have another Coke Zero, please?”
The past couple of months, we have been given the opportunity to trust God like never before. I have asked a lot of questions, made a lot of suggestions and, figuratively asked God for His flying credentials.
But, I have also experienced great peace, hope, encouragement and faith as I’ve remained in a posture of surrender, trusting God with a confident heart.
In moments when I’ve been tempted to be anxious, I have reminded myself that God’s got this! I have chosen to believe the truth that He is with us, that He has led us here and that He will not leave us.
It has been so freeing and truly the way you and I are meant to live this life on earth. We have the creator of the universe on our side. We have the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords going before us, preparing a way.
If you and I can trust God with our eternity and trust a pilot to get us across the country, how much more can we trust God with our tomorrow?
I want to carry the same confidence I have when flying on an airplane when God calls me to follow Him—to take the next step, to go on the interview, to move or to stay.
God is capable. He is able. He is sovereign. He’s got this.
So, sit back, relax and ENJOY the ride. Enjoy the adventure He has called you to—soak up the view from 300,000 feet up in the air and know that He is with you!
Side Note: New York is beautiful and it was dreamy in every way. The weather was perfect, the people were incredible (everyone was so nice!!) and the food didn’t disappoint. My husband was born for the city life-he navigated us around town like a champ. We experienced so much in our few days there and able to check some things off our “must experience in NYC” list. It was a weekend I’ll treasure in my heart for a long time. Here are some pictures of our trip.