As I sat at the airport in Sydney I couldn’t help but notice
how busy the airport was. Our Zimbabwean airport cannot
even begin to compare to the Sydney airport. In fact, I don’t
even have to go that far. I can simply look at O.R Tambo
International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa. Compared
to us that airport is enormous. So sitting there at the airport,
thoughts of destiny and purpose came to mind!
God wasn’t speaking to me about airports only,
He was speaking to me about my life, about His vision
for my life……
Having a big airport doesn’t just happen!
Before anything can ever happen there has to be a vision for it.
The CEO of the airport in my country MUST get a vision
for a bigger airport! Nothing will ever change if that vision
And that is how it is in our own personal lives. You must get
a vision for your life but not just any vision, God’s vision!
God has a purpose for you. That’s why you were born. Ask
Him to show you your purpose. I believe He will show you
if you genuinely want to know. Without a vision the word says
we perish! Without a vision there is no growth, just stagnation!
After the vision is there, he will need to think about construction.
He can have a vision of having the biggest airport in Africa and
even the world, but if he doesn’t start constructing new runways,
breaking down hangars to buid bigger ones and so on, that vision
is not going to happen. He must realise the current capacity
will not be suitable to accommodate the new vision! There
must be a change if the airport is to become bigger. He has
to start thinking global instead of local. He must abandon the
old systems and learn new ones if he is to be recognized globally
and be a force to reckon with!
That stands true for you and me. I was seriously convicted
by this point. My current capacity is not capable of
accomodating all that God has for me. I must realise this.
We must realise this!!!
I need to understand there must be a tearing down of the
old (old habits, old ways of thinking, old ways of talking) and so
on if I am to grow! I will not become the international airport
God has called me to be if I am comfortable with the old
airport!!! If I don’t see anything wrong with the old then I
am in deep trouble. Change begins when I see a problem
with the old! I hope I haven’t lost you………haha
The next thing the CEO will need to look at is education.
He has to make sure his staff are on the same page as he is.
They have to be trained but not just by anyone. He has to hire
the best in the world if they are going to have a chance! He has
to eradicate all small thinking at all costs.
He will have to think about sending his staff to some of the
major airports so they can get the vision! If he is to move
in the new vision he must make sure his staff are on the same
page. He has to encourage them. If someone doesn’t want to
get it then he has to cut off that person.
Do you have people who encourage you in what God has
called you to do? It’s important you hang out with the right
Do you have a mentor?
If you are around negitive minded people all the time,
beware! They can pull you down, snuff the purpose right
out of you. They can discourage you from pursuing
God’s purpose for your life. Surround yourself with
like minded people, people who believe in you and
people who are not afraid to tell you the truth when
you go down the wrong path!
This is a very broad description of what an airport
might do if they wanted to change. Don’t quote me on
any of the technical steps! I was looking at the airport from a total
outsiders point of view, as someone who has no idea of how or
what makes an airport tick!
I thought I should make that clear in case one of you works
at an airport and thinks, what the heck is he talking about???
As I end be encouraged. God is busy working on your
behalf. His purpose for your life will be accomplished if you
decide to trust Him. Expect Him to do big things in your
life friend because I believe He can and will!
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Great message! Thanks.
You most welcome!!
Thank you, feel motivated!
I am glad to hear that Wonderful! It is a word in season for us. May God be glorified as He brings to pass what He promised!!
This is a great way to think about God’s great purposes for our lives. Thanks for the encouragement, Rolain! He’s got God-sized plans for you!
You welcome and thanks Hannah!
He has got some crazy big plans for us all if we trust Him!! 😄
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Amazing message derived from the concept of expanding an airport! Great way to see God speaking through us in all things:)
Such a challenging word indeed……It’s amazing how He speaks to us if we let Him!!
Hope you are well….. 🙂
Such an inspiring post, Rolain! I have some visions and dreams of my own that I’m asking God about, and this is such a good analogy for the work and faith that needs to go into our own plans. So glad that God is sovereign and that he leads the way in all things, as we entrust our desires and hopes to him…
Thank you again Ali. May God bring to pass every single dream and vision that He has planted in your heart. As we walk this road our hope is in the fact that He is guiding us every step of the way! Enjoy the rest of your week.
Excellent reflections, R. I’m just glad He’s our fuel and there in the turbulence. =)
I am so glad too…..!
Hope you had a good weekend!