By Linda Michelle Trainer
The truth is that you are the essence of First Class; you were “fearfully and wonderfully made” in the image of the Creator of Creation.
The original concept of the first class cabin on commercial airplanes was to position passengers away from the noise of the engine and propeller. In today’s society, the function of the First Class cabin is to create more space to relax and renew, away from the hustle and bustle of the leisure traveler, providing an atmosphere of luxurious peace and calm for experienced “Destiny Movers and Shakers.”
Amenities were added to attract and enhance your experience, and to allow you to rest interrupted while on your journey. Hot towels to re-fresh your face and hands; eye masks, sound proof headphones, cooling pillows, private suites, and lay down flat seats may be offered. Not to mention, Sax Fifth Avenue brand down comforters, and pajamas and slippers (on long haul flights), allowing you to arrive with your clothes unwrinkled and your body fully rested.
You deserve it— warm nuts and hot food served on real china, champagne or orange juice (or both) bubbling in a crystal flute, and a wide range of entertainment; from the latest blockbuster movies, podcasts, and audio books to just about every genre of music you can imagine, if you so desire.
You have put in the work. You have pressed into your purpose in one way or another, and you are reaping the reward of your faith in action. You have been granted the opportunity to rest, relax and renew in extreme comfort, because you deserve it.
Whether it is your first flight or your one hundredth, you deserve it or else you would not be here. Even if it were a complimentary upgrade, you received it because your name was on the list and you were in motion; determined to move from where you were to where you desire to be. You were next on the list; you received the upgrade because you showed up. You showed up in time to make the flight, and received the status change.
Marisa Murgatroyd, a phenomenal sister and living proof of this principle, once stated, “Our potential as humans is truly infinite…and we hold ourselves back in so many ways because we learn to focus on our challenges and limitations, instead of our greatness.”
You deserve First Class because you were created – the essence of you, before time began – for such a time as this. You deserve it because of the Creator’s love for you. Receive it. Fully experience the awe and wonder of the gift of it. Be inspired to continue to fulfill your mission, taking responsibility, believing that you will reap the rewards of giving it your very best.
Keep showing up. Never give up, “…For you have need of steadfast patience and endurance, so that you may perform and fully accomplish the will of God, and thus receive and carry away (and enjoy to the full) what is promised.” (Hebrews 10:36 AMPC). The promise is life more abundant. The observation is that, “YOU were designed for accomplishment, engineered for success, and endowed with the seed of greatness.” (Zig Ziglar) The encouragement is that you are “clothed with strength and dignity and you laugh without fear of the future.” (Proverbs 31:25).
You are the essence of First Class, not because of where you are positioned on an aircraft, but because of what is present inside of you: resiliency, passionate purpose, hope for your future, belief in the possibilities, trust in the promises of the Creator of Creation who has orchestrated your every step from the beginning, and only invites your cooperation—no pressure, simply pleasure to enjoy the fresh fruits of His love.
Push pass the doubts. What other people think of you is none of your business. The only thing that matters is what you think of yourself. You did not quit. “Success is a matter of not quitting and failure is a matter of giving up too soon.” You showed up! You’re here answering when your name is being called. Receive the gift. Sit back, relax, be comfortable and enjoy the First Class journey. Be IN Courage, precious one.