What humility looks like in seat 11E

It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. Therefore, as it is written: ‘Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.’

– 1 Corinthians 1:30-31, NIV

What happens when impossibilities collide with our God of vast possibilities in the middle of an airport?  

Humility that positions you for worship.  

Sitting in 11E, I asked the Lord, Seriously, how many times will what seems impossible become possible during travel days? Lord, am I close to running out of my quota?  

I couldn’t believe I was sitting in that seat when just 45 minutes before I questioned whether I would even make the plane.  

However, this isn’t one story. There are multiple stories of these types of conversations with God in the middle of airports and airplanes. Maybe you can relate.  

There were times when everything was stacked against me, including trying to run to my gate to catch a plane while on a moving sidewalk going in the opposite direction, like a treadmill. (Not something I would recommend.) 

Airports have often become sanctuaries for me. They are places where I’m reminded of the God of possibilities. Getting from point A to point B may seem like a small movement of God in my life. But what if this small movement of God in my life and yours reminds us to bend our knees and open our hearts to Him once again? What if He’s inviting us to worship through being reminded of Who He is and how we’re not in control? 

When God moves in with compassion and grace in my every day and sometimes mundane moments, I’m moved toward humility and worship. I take notice. I’m reminded that He is everything. Nothing is impossible with Him. And I am His.  

“Can you raise your voice to the clouds and cover yourself with a flood of water? Do you send the lightning bolts on their way? Do they report to you, Here we are?” 

–Job 38:34-35, NIV

Consider this . . . 

When was the last time you noticed God’s detailed care for you amid an impossible situation?  

How have you been reminded lately of your positioning not only in Christ, but also considering God as your Creator and Creator of the world? 

What does a worshipful posture of humility look like in your life?

This article was first published by Greater Europe Mission – Conversing with God Reflective Writings.

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