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God Gives Us a Runway So We Can Learn To Fly

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I was sitting on the plane on my way to Arizona to start my second year of college, and I had a thought. I’ve been on planes lots of times. If you’ve ever been on a plane you know that the plane has to speed down a long runway before it’s able to take off. The plane can’t just lift off the ground and fly into the sky without taking time to gain speed and momentum.

Sometimes (more like all the time) we want our lives to just lift off and soar into plans we want to happen at that very moment. We have to realize that it takes some time to get to where we want to be in our lives, and we have to trust that God has a plan.

We can’t just soar without speeding down the runway first. God wants us to learn and grow in ourselves, so that when we lift off we won’t come back down. Everyday we have to push through different battles and conquer different fears, and if we keep going and keep speeding down the runway of our lives we can eventually lift off and get to where we want to be.

All we have to do is trust in God, and know He’s there helping us get to the end of the runway.

Jeremiah 29:11, ESV: "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope."

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Guess what… He’s still there when we lift off. Yes, we have to fight different battles and learn from our mistakes before we can get to where we want to be, but we still have to keep trusting God.

Even when a plane takes off it still has to go through different obstacles, like turbulence, and it’s the same for us. Even after we soar and God’s plan for our lives is working out there are still going to be bumps in the road. But if we keep our trust in God those bumps will fade away.

One of my favorite verses is Jeremiah 29:11, ESV, and it reads, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

In this verse is a reassurance from God that He has a special plan for all of our lives, and if we trust in Him those plans will all fall into place.

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Renee is a former contributor to Liftable.