Aircraft Fleets

Potential Meets Purpose

By now you should have pondered intently on the question, “WHY AM I HERE”?

I’ve talked with many people, some much younger and some much older who have never considered the aforementioned phrase. The most common answer is, “I DON’T KNOW” The good news is that by the fact that we still exist assures us of this one thing-it’s not too late to discover our PURPOSE for being!

During my career, I became familiar with over one hundred types of aircraft. I realized that each model was equipped to navigate specific journeys at different rates of speed, altitudes and attitudes. However,they all had one single PURPOSE, which was to transport passengers from point A to point B.

I quickly learned from the cockpit crew that the position of the jetliner is referred to as “attitude” and how high or low the aircraft flies is referred to as altitude, which is determined by its position.

We have been equipped by God with with gifts and talents to maneuver on our journey to fulfill HIS PURPOSE for our lives. Some of us have been gifted differently than others, but our design gives us the capability to reach the intended destination at the set time.

The thought process (attitude) we possess will determine the quality of our journey. The expression, “have a good attitude”, can be somewhat misleading. Consider this: assume a correct attitude or position that will elevate not lower your ascent to discover PURPOSE.

Airliners will encounter obstacles along the flight path such as other aircraft traveling the same route, turbulence, etc. and must make adjustments to continue to their destination. We must make adjustments in pursuit of PURPOSE. The journey is challenging but necessary to achieve the assignment.

Maya Angelou said: ” If you don’t like something, change it, if you can’t change it, change your attitude.” I’d like to say, take a different position!

Each jet in an airline fleet requires different amounts of fuel to operate efficiently and effectively and we are similar in that the level of OUR (not anyone else’s) potential, is an essential component that propels us upward and outward – it reaches up to God and out to the world.

POTENTIAL MEETS PURPOSE when we ACCEPT that we are fueled by what God put in us at every stage of life and become totally conscious that TODAY is our starting point!!

Preflight Briefing

PURPOSE- the reason which something is done or created or for which something exists

Preflight Briefing is a term used for flight preparation of airline crews. There are many things that must be considered in order to have a successful flight. The purpose of the Preflight Briefing is to ensure that the flight operates efficiently and everyone is aware of each specific responsibility that determines a safe and uneventful experience to reach the appointed destination. Preparation is an ever evolving lifelong process that leads us to our purpose. Every experience has within itself a seed that develops from one stage to the next, landing us in the exact place we were purposed to be.

I never imagined that in my young, very young, years, my adventuresome spirit and love for people would actually cause me to travel to places I could only dream about. Intertwined in that desire, was a destiny that has been designed to expose who I really am and why I exist.

Ask yourself now, “WHY AM I HERE?

Many times we are led to believe that we must be accomplished in certain areas of society to have a meaningful existence without understanding the realm of PURPOSEFUL EXISTENCE. Anything we are passionate about is the foundation of why we are here.

Today you may have greeted someone with a lovely smile and you had no idea that no one smiled at that person for quite a long time. As a child perhaps you were the one who always encouraged others. You were created for that person on that day who needed a pleasant gesture. I know this is seriously basic example, but we have to understand that even our smallest efforts that are sometimes overlooked have great consequences as we travel through life.

Whatever you are experiencing or have experienced, is a pathway that leads to fulfillment of your destination. This is a vital part of the journey-embracing each day as preparation time that exposes the essence of you.

In my next blog, we will continue to understand PURPOSE and how POTENTIAL is a blueprint that allows us to embrace each stage of living life.