By Rev Paul N. Papas II
January 1, 2018
Oftentimes people send end of the year messages or first of the year greetings. The following is adapted from one such message which I wanted to share with you:
To our new and old colleagues, friends and patrons,
I believe for most of us we‘ve had a blessed flight and a great landing. Do read on, you’ll quickly catch on for this is not a customary end of the year well wishes. We’ve journeyed and landed safely to our last destination of 31st December 2017. Whilst our 2018 flight is refueling to take off with its intended destination of 31st December 2018. The voyage will again be twelve (12) months long. Consequently, loosen your seat belts, jingle and mingle. By His Grace we will complete the work we’ve started.
From our divine pilot, the new realm stopovers in addition to 2017’s giving, sharing and caring will be: plan, purpose and presence during our many complete refueling.
During our 2017 flight the following ecclesiastic, spiritual nourishment offered menu during the voyage were Cocktail of Friendship; Health; Grating of Prosperity: Bowl of Excellent; Salad of Success; Cake of Happiness, all
Accompanied by bursts of laughter…
During our devout 2018 voyage our nourishment will be knowledge and wisdom (should you choose to spiritually consume). In case of emergency of drop of cabin pressure, YOU are what you repeatedly do; therefore excellence ought to be a habit and not an act.
Additionally make certain that our service is bigger than our ego for ego is the anesthesia that deadens the pain of stupidity. Pride, arrogance is the burden of a foolish person. Our calling from birth, from the moment we’ve been able to make sense of our environment has been and continues to be to impact others. Now please fasten your seat belt.
As entertainment during our upcoming 12 months voyage, will be to plan with a purpose and being in the presence of our maker. Commit to memory, you will sharpen your wisdom; enhance your humility which by return will increase success (whatever your definition of success might be) intended for YOUR life.
Your adaptation to others who have been divinely placed in a position or places to be of assistance, to favor is undeniably the proof for honor. Often your paralyzed ‘’Exceptional Aspiration’’ lies in someone divinely placed in our surrounding to bring about that something sensational…something extraordinary you are awaiting to ensue. Frequently your ‘’Exceptional Aspiration’’ is something you can do, something you can become or something you can have. As you progress on in life with your career, projects and the list goes on… should you fail in life, you will ALWAYS be able to map out your failure to a key person or persons you chose to dishonor. When you succeed irrespective of your endeavor, you will ALWAYS be able to outline it back to the person or persons you opted to honor.
What am I saying? Honor and humility are the progenies for access. Additionally plan even if you do not have it all together. Plan with a purpose and stay in the presence of Our Maker. This I guarantee you all is the recipe for a fulfill life with a purpose.
The uncommon personal dream that God is incessantly using in your life is not to only stir honor and humility but also to provide focus, progression and an enthusiasm to awaken hope, inspire direction and make you a blessing to others.
I wish you and yours an enjoyable new 365 days voyage of 2018. Do not miss out on your destiny, which lies in obedience, consistencies to your plan, which is linked to our Maker’s Purpose, whilst remaining in His presence.
Signed by Your 2017 flight attendant.
If we follow the wisdom and intent of the 2017 flight attendant; fear, anxiety, worry and all their negative consequences will be made of no effect; PTSD will dissipate; and people will experience true joy.
Freedom, Liberty, and Joy begin with a purposeful heart and mind focused upon things that really matter. Freedom, Liberty, and Joy are a choice. Some people in prison experience more Freedom, Liberty, and Joy than some outside of prison.
True we are not even promised tomorrow, however we can choose how to live each day we are granted. How will you live yours?