August 17, 2018

 

 


The airport is truly a love/hate relationship. Lines are short, traffic is smooth, TSA is friendly, and your flight is on time with no foreseeable delays… you love it.

 

But on the flip side, you struggle with rush hour traffic, lines out the door for security and the TSA agent didn’t have their morning cup of coffee. To top it all off, you’ve been selected for a random security check.

 

 

Your airport experience is not so good.

 

I remember this feeling all too well.

 

I needed to travel for 2 weeks in a row for work for a very important departmental conference out Midwest and I already felt somewhat apprehensive about my flight because I had to leave my family, i.e. my baby boy, daughter, and hubby at home. To make matters more complicated, I had to endure another interesting TSA check point delay, because I chose to continue nursing and pumping milk for my son as a professional working mom.

 

Well, to make matters even more fun, after the 3rd degree conducted by TSA to ensure my breast pump wasn’t a nuclear bomb, my luggage zipper broke. Right smack after the security checkpoint.

In an effort to be prepared for any and everything, I over packed. Click To Tweet

 

With my suitcase wide-open, I was stuck in the middle of the airport with only 20min remaining before my flights departure.

 

Talk about embarrassing.

My first thought was anger.

“If I didn’t have this trip, If I checked in a bag, If TSA didn’t give me the 3rd degree”…and the list could have gone on.

Soon after, my anger turned to frustration.

“Why won’t this zipper work, who designed this flimsy suitcase, this suitcase is too heavy to carry, and is anybody going to help me?”

Lastly, my thoughts quickly turned to pity.

The water works wanted to turn on but I quickly shut them down.

 

Have you ever had a day where you just wanted to pout? Click To Tweet

 

I’m talking about bottom lip poked out, eye brows scrunched up, nose wrinkled, throw a legit pity party~ pout!?

I was ready to call it quits.

I was ready to go home; call my husband to pick me up from the airport, and cancel the trip altogether.

All of these thoughts engulfed my mind as I sat on the side, in the terminal with my belongings visible.

 

 

Then something happened – a shift in the atmosphere, I gained a confidence that surely I didn’t have on my own.

 

I was overcome with determination and a calmness that only Jesus Christ can bring. Click To Tweet

 

In that very moment, I believe that the Lord helped me focus back on HIM, His goodness, and His Strength….not my own.

 

Something inside me said, “Yes, you over packed and Yes, your bags are heavy, but you can make it!”

 

With a half opened suitcase, both hands full, a suit coat, all my baby pump appliances, and my carry on purse bursting at the seams, I proceeded to pick up my belongings and quickly find an affordable suitcase.

 

In this moment, I am reminded of Gods Promises,

 

 

 

 

 

“Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”

– Hebrews 13:5 NIV

 

 

 

With 2 minutes to spare, I made a mad dash to my gate and I caught my flight!
Hallelujah~ Glory to God!

 

Just as the Lord encouraged me to keep going, I want to encourage you today. Often, we can allow the hustle and bustle of this life to weigh us down. We become burdened with people, places, or things that aren’t meant to accompany us along our travels. We over pack our suitcase of life with things that don’t help us accomplish our purpose in Jesus Christ.

 

So my first encouraging word for you my friend is simple: pack lightly.

 

Secondly, take solace in knowing that even when this crazy world has you bursting at the seams (just like my suitcase), know that God will take care of you. All you need to do is allow the Holy Spirit to lead you.

 

 

 

 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.

– Matthew 11:28-30 NIV

 

 

I pray that you are blessed richly in your relationship not your religion with Jesus Christ!
 

Nakita Davis

Nakita Davis

Author and Minister at Ministry and the Music
Nakita Davis is an independent ordained minister, author, Christian blogger, and 2x Presidential service
award recipient. Alongside her husband, she is the cofounder of The Ministry and The Music; an
outreach ministry spreading the good news of Jesus Christ through servitude, ministry, music, and more.

Minister Davis resides in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her loving spouse and two beautiful children.
She is currently working on her anticipated devotional sequel to Jesus, Coffee, and Prayer. When not
serving the church or community, Minister Davis and family can be found binge watching ‘Big Brother’,
movies on Netflix, and eating popcorn.

Find out more about Minister Nakita Davis and her pursuit to spread the gospel by visiting
www.theministryandthemusic.com or follow on IG @ www.instagram.com/jesuscoffeeandprayer
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Nakita Davis is an independent ordained minister, author, Christian blogger, and 2x Presidential service award recipient. Alongside her husband, she is the cofounder of The Ministry and The Music; an outreach ministry spreading the good news of Jesus Christ through servitude, ministry, music, and more. Minister Davis resides in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her loving spouse and two beautiful children. She is currently working on her anticipated devotional sequel to Jesus, Coffee, and Prayer. When not serving the church or community, Minister Davis and family can be found binge watching ‘Big Brother’, movies on Netflix, and eating popcorn. Find out more about Minister Nakita Davis and her pursuit to spread the gospel by visiting www.theministryandthemusic.com or follow on IG @ www.instagram.com/jesuscoffeeandprayer

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