From the warmth and comfort of home, reflections on my Subject to Change drama continue. Further directional information comes to light:
GPS Coordinates for Navigating an Airline Crisis
1. Realign expectations
In such a situation, open your hand; release your itinerary, and relinquish your timetable. Acknowledge peacefully that life, in reality, is always subject to change.
2. Reject selfishness
Recognize that everyone within your 360-degree radius has a destination they need to reach, a set of plans they need to fulfill, a project they need to present, an assignment they need to complete. Weddings, funerals, or births beckon each of them. Each individual has something on the line; now their plans, too, are subject to change.
3. Revel in the proximity of God
But as for me, the nearness of God is my good (Psalm 73:28).
My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest (Exodus 33:14).
His proximity is not subject to change.
4. Relish the strength and security of His promises
Mustering all of your mental might, navigate the bizarre ambiguity by choosing to GPS your circumstances according to the landmarks of His promises, which are never subject to change.
God loves me and God is in control. I have loved you with an everlasting love and underneath are the everlasting arms (Jer. 31:3; Deut. 33:27b KJV).
God promises to take care of me. My God shall supply all of your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19 NKJV).
God intends to bless me, even in this crisis. For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future (Jer. 29:11).
God has equipped me to handle, in His power, this situation. His divine power has given (me) everything (I) need for life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3).
Though it is never convenient to be inconvenienced, fan the flames of your faith, and live as though He is real, and act as though His Word is true.
Living With Eternal Intentionality®
When did you last have an important situation go upside down?
How did you gain your equilibrium?
Looking back, what would you have done differently?
What lesson stays with you?