If you could choose a super power
which one would you choose?
With all the awesome options, it’s not an easy choice. X-ray vision would allow me to see through restaurant walls. The chef’s surprise dish wouldn’t surprise me.
With supersonic hearing, I could listen to what my son is saying – at school. If I could move at light speed, my to-do list for next week would already be done.
But flying allows me to see things from a different perspective. I know there’s the “avoiding collisions with other flyers” thing. Not to mention, the “going higher than I plan to” thing. And yet, there’s the “sense I’m getting closer to God” thing. Yes, I choose flying.
From the height of His will, we can expect to see something spectacular. His relentless love for humanity. The privilege to serve others in His name. The rescue He provides from the No-FLY zone.
And yet, all those delights unite to tell us something else: We’re called to go beyond our comfort zone and enter His straight path.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. – Proverbs 3:5-8 NIV
A straight path is not an easy path. It is a God-directed one. As we submit all of our ways to Him, he directs us so we can FLY well. The straight path requires our willingness, but it is far beyond our strength or our understanding. We need the Supreme Power.
As I trust the Lord’s Might and Sovereignty, I fear not.
As I rest in His Faithfulness and Love, I lean hard.
As I acknowledge Him as Lord, I yield completely.
I’m praying we’ll learn to FLY well my friend. And as we do, we’ll see something amazing on the horizon: Our destiny rises to meet us. It’s where we abide in God’s purpose but He receives all the glory. That sight surely brings hope to the heart and joy to the soul.