Do You Worry? Go Higher!


I do worry. It is a lot stressful! Then after a while, they still do not offer solution. Just more worry.

So, let me share with you excerpts from Dr. Clovis Chappell’s book (Questions Jesus Asked):

Years ago, in the pioneer days of aviation, a pilot was making a flight around the world. After he had been gone for some two hours from his last landing field, he heard a noise in his plane which he recognised as the gnawing of a rat. For all he knew the rat could be gnawing through a vital cable or control of the plane. It was a very serious situation. He was both concerned and anxious. At first he did not know what to do. It was two hours back to the landing field from which he had taken off and more than two hours to the next field ahead.

Then he remembered that the rat is a rodent. It is not made for heights; it is made to live on the ground and under the ground. Therefore the pilot began to climb. He went up a thousand feet, then another thousand and another until he was more than twenty thousand feet up. The gnawing ceased. The rat was dead. He could not survive in the atmosphere of those heights. More than two hours later the pilot brought the plane safely to the next landing field and found the dead rat.

This story tells us one thing – When worry starts to creep in, Go higher!

We all have different levels and types of faith. Others don’t even have definition for it. But whatever it is and however some of us call our God or Supreme Being, I believe that faith is important in our life for direction and meaning. Believing in goodness and goodwill despite our ordeals is a great foundation of faith. Otherwise, when worry comes, we might succumb to its blur.

So, Go higherpause, feel, reflect, pray, hope and submit!

Life is not perfect but it is in its imperfection that our journey matters as life becomes challenging and not boring. I know there are lots of things that come our way that doesn’t make sense sometimes. Yet, we continue to trudge through and find a way for it to be better.

But there are also those times when it is just helpful to say Que sera sera (a Spanish word that means – a recognition that future events are sometimes out of a person’s control). Let time and nature take its place. In the future, when the rain has gone by and things are clearer, we hope we are able to say “And all was right in the world.” (In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Easy Fix.”)

Thanks for reading! Hope you have an inspiring day!