Missing your Turn

October 29, 2009


Did you hear the one about the two pilots who missed the airport? No, it’s not a joke, it’s a news story. Last week, a Northwest Airline plane, en route from San Diego, flew past its destination city of Minneapolis and it wasn’t until it was over Eau Claire, Wisconsin, more than 160 kilometres beyond Minneapolis, that the flight attendants alerted the pilots that they had missed their exit. Oops! While there has been some speculation that the pilots were asleep, they maintain they were simply engrossed in conversation and weren’t paying attention . . .to their instruments, the repeated calls from the control tower or the bright lights of Minneapolis. Don’t know which would be worse.
But if we are honest, we’ve all done it. Maybe not in a plane, but we’ve all been caught up in the moment and missed an exit, a turn or a driveway and really it’s just a matter of degree.
What is infinitely worse, is when we become so caught up in life, that we stop paying attention to God and end up missing what He has in plan for us and for our lives. Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.