Linda Leland here. I got myself into a really tight spot last week and decided to use it as a demonstration; a God experiment. I went ALL IN and trusted God instead of my usual manipulation and control. It was the coolest thing ever. You won’t believe what happened! I hope it inspires you to do the same.
I was flying home from the Course In Miracles conference in Las Vegas. I had one hour layover in Baltimore before my next flight to Manchester, NH.
Upon arrival to the Las Vegas airport, the monitor said my flight was delayed 20 minutes. No problem, I’ve still got plenty of time make it to my connecting flight.
After we boarded the plane 30 minutes later than scheduled, the pilot came over the intercom and told us that we were 25th in line for take-off and it would be at least another 20 minutes before it was our turn to fly.
He said our new arrival time in Baltimore was 10:15 pm.
My connecting flight to Manchester was leaving at 10:10 pm.
This is what my mind did. “Are you kidding me? I’m going to be stuck in Baltimore after 10 at night with no luggage. Flights to Manchester, NH are few and far between; I’ll never get out of there. Maybe I can fly into Boston in the middle of the night and rent a car. I’ll never get any sleep on an airport bench! Would that even be safe? It’s going to be hell night. Maybe I’ll have to get a hotel room. That’s a big expense. At this hour, what if I can’t find someone in Baltimore to help me come up with a new plan? This is going to cost me an arm and a leg. I’ve got a BIG problem! This sucks.”
Then, I remembered!!
HEY WAIT A MINUTE! I’m a child of God! I say I trust God. I talk a good talk. I pray about it. I teach it and I preach it.
I am a woman of Faith and I’m going to act like it, DAMMIT.
How pray tell can I see the Power of God working in my life if I don’t give Him room?
Jesus says in the Course: “Do you really believe you can plan for your safety and joy better than He can? You need be neither careful nor careless; you need merely cast your cares upon Him because He careth for you. You are His care because He loves you. His Voice reminds you always that all hope is yours because of His care.” T-5.VII
I had to decide. So, Linda…is this just a nice little concept… or is it the Truth?
Are you going to choose fear or Love? Linda, are you ALL IN or just a casual child of God when life is smooth and comfortable? I say put up or shut up. I’m doing this.
I decided to give the whole situation over to God. I chose to trust Him with this entire shenanigan. I placed my hand over my heart and made the decision to put my trust in God 100%. I had a choice to make here. I don’t know what God’s plan is for me. Maybe I’m supposed to sleep on an airport bench. Whatever it is, I want to trust it. I decided not to do anything at all to fix this. I felt a sense of Peace wash over me. I thanked Him from the bottom of my heart.
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Within 5 minutes, a girl whom I’d met days ago on my flight to Vegas found me and said she saw on her phone that my connecting flight to Manchester was delayed 15 minutes. It wasn’t leaving Baltimore until 10:25 pm. That gave me 10 minutes to make my connection.
I gave God a wink.
A few minutes later… (Enter again, the voice of doubt) “I’m sitting way in the back of the plane. I probably still won’t make my connection in only 10 minutes. I should go and ask someone at the front of the plane if they’ll switch seats with me right before we land.”
There was also a voice inside me that wanted me to tell another person and get some sympathetic attention. The beast wanted to be fed! Nope, I told no one of my situation but God.
NO. I’m not doing it.
I decided to give Thanks one more time and then I took a nap.
A couple of hours later, I was startled awake by the pilot talking over the intercom.
I had to ask the people in my row what the pilot just mumbled. “He said they’re holding the flight to Manchester for a passenger.”
HOT DIGGIDY DOG!!
I AM Loved. I AM supported.
Wait. It gets better. Right before landing, the flight attendant tapped me on the shoulder and said the pilot was going to make an announcement asking everyone to stay in their seats once we get to our gate so that I could get off the plane first.
NO, I’M NOT KIDDING YOU.
This is so fun! I don’t need to worry about anything.
I made my connecting flight without a problem. It was as smooth as butter. But that’s not the point. The REAL point is that I was at Peace the whole time and I TOTALLY would have felt Peace and Joy, even if I missed my flight!
I used to spend a lot of time trying to understand ACIM. I studied it daily. Truthfully, since I took The 40-Day Program, I’m living it. I’m using everything that happens in my life to better know God. The 40 Day Program simplified the Course in a way that helped me translate it into action. Now my whole life is a demonstration of God’s Love. It’s as if the whole world has changed.
Both Heaven and earth are in you.
Both call to you.
Which one will you listen to?
You can wait around to feel God’s presence for another 2,000 years or you can choose it right now. That’s the thing. You have to choose it. You will hear the voice for fear but you don’t value it. You don’t answer it. You don’t try to fix it yourself. You choose to Trust God and He’ll never let you down.
Try it for yourself and see. How else will you know? Give God some room. Take a chance! Do an experiment. Use your right now life as a demonstration that God is there for you. Let His Love in. I promise you will be so glad you did.
The more we experience God’s Love, the easier it gets. But here’s the kicker…
We have to decide make room for the experience to happen.
Here’s a little trick I learned from a great teacher. Next time something happens in your life that appears to be a problem, don’t complain or worry about it for 3 days. Instead, look for all the gifts you can find there. If, after 3 days, you see the need for worry…have at it. (wink)
Take it from me. There’s nothing to wait for. It’s all right there for you now.
So much Love to you,
Remember that the 40-Day Program for Transformation begins on May 1, 2016!! Lisa will be sending out the first message and video this coming Saturday night at 10pm EST. So to get on this Love Train, click here: http://www.teachersofgod.org/40day