Life is certainly a journey. At times, it feels like a never-ending adventure. It throws us for a loop from time to time, and it flashes by in the blink of an eye. There are also times, of course, when it seems to drag—when you’re waiting in line at the DMV or anxiously awaiting an upcoming event. Time just can’t seem to move quickly enough in those moments. In all of these ways and so many others, life itself is a lot like a long flight with God as the pilot.
Let’s take a look at how life is a lot like flying on an airplane.
How We Deal with Turbulent Situations
You may not have much control over the turbulence in your life, but you certainly have control over how you react to it.
If you close your eyes whenever the going gets tough, then you’re bound to miss out on some of the most breathtaking moments in your life. Open your eyes and experience the world around you before that valuable lesson slips through your fingers.
How We Treat Our Significant Relationships
It’s true that you should always put your own life-saving air mask on before you help anyone else with theirs. The same principle applies to life.
You can’t love anyone else properly until you’ve learned to love yourself first, so be sure to take the time to invest in yourself, so you can more fully invest in others.
What We Choose to Prioritize
Packing to fly on an airplane really forces you to prioritize what you really need. Do you need six pairs of socks for a two-day trip to the beach? No, of course not!
Sadly, many people drag their baggage around with them everywhere they go, and before long, they end up feeling as though their dirty laundry is weighing them down to the point where they can’t move. They’re being held back by unnecessary pieces of their past, and they don’t have to be.
When you’re looking at your life, treat it as though you’re going on a really long trip. Only take what you need, and leave the rest of the nonsense behind.
I love this! What a great comparison to life:)
What a beautiful metaphor! So touching 🙂
Thanks for this!