26 Sep Don’t Settle
Whenever we are planning to go on a long journey, I always campaign for stopover flights. I like to transit if possible somewhere between where we take off from and where we are headed. I usually like the ease it gives me to really stretch my legs. I love to stretch my legs, look around the airport, and of course the duty free stores, and just play around for a bit before completing the journey.
But no matter how hard I campaign for a break in the journey, my husband strongly believes we should face the long trip and get it over with once and for all. The break only prolongs the journey he says; he wants us to arrive our destination and take a proper rest instead of the short breaks in between. I always end up agreeing with him, I want to take a short break and also arrive our destination in good time, but I cannot eat my cake and have it can I?
This article is not so much about traveling, but it bothers more of being in transit. Few times I have been favored for us to have a must break in our travels and those few times I made the most of.
Those times however, I did not unpack my bags, rent a room, go about the city, get a job, and start acting like one who resided in the transit city we were in. It would have been senseless to forget that the place I was is not my final destination, and I relax to the point where I miss my flight and get stuck in a place I was not supposed to be, even if for a few minutes, hours or days. It would not be a pleasant thing; it would give me a strange sense of loss because my family is not there…
Our stay here is transient and we must not settle down here as if, this is our final destination. If we loose sight of the fact that we are only passing through this present earth we might end up missing our right final destination. It is true we are here and we must make the most of our time here.
But we must also live like we understand that though we are here right now we do not belong here and we should live differently than those who belong here. We belong to another country, a country whose governing laws are quite different from this transient country. We must maintain and retain the culture and practice of our native land, loosing these will make us unfit to enter into our homeland when the time comes.
We have a written constitution very much available to everyone who is interested in knowing, hence we have no excuse, and we cannot say we didn’t know or we forgot. We must look into our constitution daily and know it deep down in our hearts so that we do not render ourselves unfit for our Home Land. We must refuse to settle in a transit country and loose entry into our Home Land.
They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. John 17:16
And be not conformed to this world… Romans 12:2
Have you settled in this transient country?
Do you live like you know you do not belong here?
Do you practice the culture of The Kingdom Of God- your final destination?
© 2013 Teshuva
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