As my parents were waiting to fly back home out of Chicago O’Hare my mom calls to talk. I ask how the weather is because I know for my mom this is important, she lets me know that there is nothing but clouds and I know that to her this means some anxious feelings, my heart goes out to her as we talk.
To me this would be a great sight, call it a sucker for punishment but when I see clouds all I can think is a bumpy start as the plan goes down the run way to take off in the clouds with so many bumps its exciting. Or when I am flying and that drink on the tray starts to move then you hear please fasten your seat belts, that’s just music to my ears.
I know that my feelings of enjoying the turbulence is the minority but it got me thinking.
What if the pilot went into the cock pit looked out at the clouds and came on to let people know that due to the clouds they will stay grounded until a clear sunny day. If this happened not only would planes never fly but we would wonder about the pilot and his abilities. We want to get to our destination, we know that it will be hard but understand its needed to get any place.
Same thing for life when the hard times come if we stop and let the clouds scare us into grounding our plane we would never get anyplace. I have been struggling with this in a few parts of my life. I have wanted to throw in the towel to just stay in the hanger but I know that nothing ever worth anything is ever achieved if you give up.
My only option is get on that plane, talk to my pilot sit down and buckle up knowing that in the end I will make it through the turbulence and fly above the clouds because I have the best Pilot in charge, my God has it all in control and I will persevere knowing this because it will get better and it will be worth it.
“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.”