On Catching Flights...

My nieces and I had to part ways after security at the airport... we were on the same terminal, but our gates were about 30 minutes apart from each other. They were off to London and I to Nigeria.

Every other person hugged them goodbye and left, but me…
I don’t like goodbyes and I worried if they’d be okay… so I figured I'd be able to get on the train with them to their gate and sit for a while before going back to my gate... but the information desk staff advised me against it as my flight time was closing in. And so with tears in my eyes, I watched them get on their train and head off before turning back to mine. The time I spent being extra and emotional… the others who left were able to duty free shop, but I didn’t have enough time to shop leisurely and even missed out on buying what I saved money to get from the airport, as I had to rush to my gate as boarding had started.
You see, in life, salvation is like the airport we all meet at, but we have different flight paths, the destination is home/good success. It'd be foolish to go and sit in another gate because you love those there so much or you prefer their path, that you miss your own flight. Or maybe you prefer their plane; an Airbus A380… but the one assigned to your route is an old Boeing 777. So you sit there with them waiting… You'll realize too late that your boarding pass wouldn’t get you on that flight.
Pay attention to your instructions. Boarding time is sometimes different, different gates, meet at the terminal and love on yourselves, but be resolute on going to your own gate. A lot of people are sitting at wrong gates and wonder why they don’t seem to be making progress.
Focus on your own vision and not the other person’s… you can help direct them to their gate, but you can’t sit there to make them feel good, you will miss out on life (except that’s what your boarding pass says to do).
Don't go sitting in another's calling, because it looks bigger than yours… Focus on your own assignment.
Make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given, and then sink yourself into that. Don’t be impressed with yourself. Don’t compare yourself with others. Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life. Gal 6:4-5(MSG)


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