Working Mom Special Report
June 2005
NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE
     

Desiree Molloy Closeup Photo   DEZ MOLLOY'S AIRPLANE EPIPHANY


Saving You:
Time, Energy & Money!

I went on a business trip the other day to Seattle . I flew out Thursday morning and back that evening. In the past I haven't much enjoyed flying. I don't do it all that often and would rather just stay on the ground.

However, this experience was different.

I found my seat on the plane about 15 minutes before take-off and started to read my Bible, specifically the book of Acts. Not long after, the plane took off.

I looked down on the beautiful valley in which I live, and was overcome with the beauty beneath me. I asked the Lord "Father, I'm amazed by this beauty. Teach me something today in all of this. I'm quiet, reading your word and enjoying the beauty You have created. What would You like to say to me?"

The first thing I noticed was how green and lush everything was. The neighborhoods looked like something out of a cartoon or model. Each lawn beautifully landscaped with perfect precision. I remembered leaving my house that morning and noticing the imperfections in my own lawn. However, from up there, everything looked perfect. Each neighborhood looked exactly the same. 

From up there, I couldn't tell a "good" neighborhood from a "bad" neighborhood. It just didn't matter. They were all beautiful.

I saw a car traveling down an empty road. I could even see the car was red. I couldn't tell if it was a 1976 Pinto on its very last commute before heading to the junk-yard or if it was the latest model Mercedes. From up there, the make, model or status of the car just didn't matter. I started to smile as I realized the Lord was taking me through the first lesson of my short flight.

LESSON ONE

"Desiree, Do you see now why I say not to put your treasures here on earth but with Me in heaven? Right now I am giving you a tiny glimpse of what I see. I look down upon this world and see the beauty I created. 

The trivial things of this world are not important in heaven. The earth's view of success and wealth will have no place in my Kingdom. I have given you many things to enjoy - please enjoy them, but do not store them up as treasures, for they will all fade away. Don't lose sleep over your neighborhood, dead grass or the car you drive. Be thankful I have given you a home with green grass and a car."

"For the world offers only the lust for physical pleasure, the lust for everything we see, and pride in our possessions. These are not from the Father. They are from this evil world. And this world is fading away, along with everything it craves. But if you do the will of God, you will live forever." 1 John 2:16&17 (NLT)

As we ascended up through and above clouds and I lost vision of the detailed landscape below and I picked up my Bible, continuing to read. Later, as I looked out my window, the clouds had cleared and the mountain terrain was visible.  Each and every mountain beautifully formed. Only the hand of God could create such splendor. From up there I could see for miles. 

I started to think about my view on earth versus my view from the sky. If I were standing at the foot of the smallest mountain in sight it would appear massive. Even a rolling hill is overwhelming when standing at the foot of it. 

LESSON TWO

The Lord spoke to my heart:

"Desiree, you are able to see so much more from up here. Did you know I see everything? Do you understand that when a mountain from earth seems massive and overwhelming I can see the mountain from all sides?

I know where the mountain has a ridge or a drop-off. I know where the mountain is most steep; I can see its peak and descent. Even if you were privileged enough to climb that mountain with an experienced climber, they can not see the entire mountain. This climber could help and encourage you, but only I know what's on the other side. Only I know the results of the climb.

Desiree, I have found in you and among other followers the tendency to lean on those around you before you lean on Me. Why is that? I have to ask...Where is your faith? Are you putting your faith in 'experienced climbers'? Don't put that kind of pressure on them. Just because they have climbed the mountain does not mean they should have to carry you over it. Only I can carry you through rough terrain.

I have placed these climbers in your life to walk with you and encourage you. But they can not see the big picture. Only I can. It is silly for you to look to any human before you look to Me, yet you often do. Come to Me first. I am your Maker. Don't travel alone, I have given you experience climbers for a reason. But don't forget to lean completely on Me." 

There are times when life gets crazy and I lean on a friend before I go to the Almighty Father. It's all about the big picture. He can see our lives from start to finish and every mountain, hill, valley, lake, ocean & pond in-between. He knows with each mountain climbed, valley walked and lake swam character is built. Life would go smoother if we would look directly to Him to take us through trials and gather encouragement from the sisters and brothers He has placed in our lives.

LESSON LEARNED

In conclusion, I made a commitment to my Maker on that day to be a true woman of faith. "Father, you are my Creator. You have created my life and the path before me. I will walk it looking towards You, holding hands with the loving people you have placed in my life. I thank you because I don't have to walk this path alone. You are with me and I am surrounded by experienced climbers and we are all headed Your way."

"So you see, it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that there is a God and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him." Hebrews 11:6 (NLT)