Blessing Collecting

IMAG0114I will admit flying is not on my list of things I am fully comfortable doing.

No matter how much I do it I still feel a zing of fear go through me every single time I step on a plane.  Though I have gotten better and actually do enjoy it,  I am not truly at ease until the flight is completed and I am firmly back on solid ground.

You may be wondering if I am so scared of flying then why do I do it?  Because if I did not do it I would miss the blessing.

How would I ever see the beauty up there if I allowed myself to be captive on the ground by my fear?

How would I know the clouds are whiter and fluffier on the top than they are on the bottom?

Or how would I see a whole tropical island paradise with the ocean lapping at the shore?

Did you ever see a sunset from a plane? It’s even more spectacular in the air than it is on the ground.

Speaking of sunset, night time in a plane is pretty awesome too.  It seems like I always seem to land in St. Louis after dark and it’s absolutely amazing to see how the city looks all lit up.

I am still amazed that a plane can even get off the ground.  How is it that something that big can defy gravity and just soar through the air?

If I stayed on the ground I would never get to see the blessings God has planned for me up there.

If only we could see the other side of something before we begin it.  I can look back over my life and see that some of the biggest and most important blessings were found doing things way out of my comfort zone.

Blessings are waiting for us everywhere, not just in the good stuff but also sometimes even in the scary stuff.  We can either chose to be paralyzed with fear or we can chose to trust that God has us and that He will take care of us.

Tomorrow I will be boarding a plane to Jamaica.  My dear friend Paula and I going to hang out on the beach for the next 3 days where we are hoping to find some much needed relaxation and girl time.  As always before I fly I have that tiny bit of fear about the plane ride, but I will get on board anyway and I already know that I will  collect a few blessings.

What are you afraid of today?    Don’t let fear keep you grounded, go ahead, get on board. God has wonderful blessings all lined out for you and you don’t miss them.

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Have a blessed week,

T

8 thoughts on “Blessing Collecting

  1. thanksinallthings says:

    This is great!!! I hope you do get that r & r that you need and you see where God is working and join Him there. Keep your spiritual radar up. You never know what you may see. We had another unreal day!! 🙂 God bless you my friend.

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  2. Abby says:

    Haven’t thought of it that way, but God sure can use any experience to teach us something new. Thanks for sharing! Oh and the pictures taken are beautiful!

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  3. balding2soon says:

    Yes it has been a lock down for me also. As you may be aware I have epilepsy, not knowing what day is going to be the next day I worry because I not only do I hate having them, I feel embarrassed and it also put everything I had to do on hold. So know I have been instructed to carry a bottle of medicine in my pocket to help keep them from happening because I have what doctors call auras (signals) when they are coming sometimes it will stop them. But every seven to eight months the medication doesn’t work. Like flying for you and feeling better when your feet are back on the ground, I feel better when my feet hit the carpet. because I know know everything listed above isn’t going to be so much of a hindrance to my family or a embarrassment to myself. I am possible looking at another brain surgery, I will know the answer to that in August. We will see if that is what God has in store for me.

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    • T says:

      I can not even begin to imagine how that must feel when it happens, I hope that you can find relief soon. Will say a prayer for you that God will heal you and also give you peace.

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      • balding2soon says:

        sometimes they aren’t as bad as other, dec. 6 2012 it was about 3 mins long july 11 2013 i was aware of my surroundings for approximately 5 to 7 mins before I went out and then I was unaware of anything until I was released from the hospital, and even that is a little fuzzy. Each episode is different they are like a day not every day is the same it may feel like it but there is always one thing that differs everyday that didn’t happen the day before. I think you get what I am trying to say

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