Sunday 7 January 2024

Flight 2024


I was thinking this morning... I once had to fly Emirates Airline from Lagos to New York. I dreaded the trip because in my mind then it was a very long trip: 7 hrs to Dubai and then 15 unbroken hours to New York. After boarding, with a lot of entertainment and so much to eat, the trip became an easy ride.

I remember starting 2023 on a sad note following a major incident at work. That was quickly followed by waves of personal fears and challenges. As the year kept grinding like a locomotive train, one day at a time, I overcame. Today, the first Sunday of 2024, I woke up thinking, 'wow! it is one full year already.'

As I sat back appreciating God for my second child that just turned 20, I imagined the little me years ago at Hussey college Warri, dreaming and thinking of remaining a teenager forever. Today, my second child is no longer a teen. It all seemed like yesterday. Hmm!!! How did I get here so fast? I reflected on the three life journeys above as I fixed my gaze on my photo of almost 20 years ago. I couldn't but wonder how it all seemed like yesterday. Of a truth, it is wisdom to make the most of your time on planet earth, because it's only a short trip.

Have you ever looked forward to something or prayed for a bad spell to come to an end and it seems it will never happen? The waiting time seems like forever. When it eventually happens and you look back a while later, it will be like yesterday and the waiting time like a moment. That's the feeling. It is called life and it teaches us to make the most of our time on planet earth because it's only a short trip.

My Emirates flight taught me a great lesson to be deliberate about how I spend my time on a flight because it is like life. Think about what you do when you fly. Some read books, others just sleep or watch movies. Make the most of your time on the plane, sorry planet… it’s only a short trip.

We are still on the journey of life and have commenced flight 2024. In 359 days, you will look back and wonder how the year had gone by so fast. Create value and impact lives this year remembering 2nd Peter 3:8 "But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day." Welcome on-board Flight 2024.

Stay hopeful. God's got our back.

Happy Sunday!

......Just the thoughts of a certain Wey Mey

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