Monday, 21 January 2013

Trust your Operator!

TABLE MOUNTAIN - one of the 7 wonders of the world and we live in its shadow (sort of).  I've lived here 25 years and been up top 3 times.  This past weekend was the 3rd time and I was not amused!!!  It was hot and windless at the bottom and you think, "Okay, cool, the cable car is going to be secure and pleasant.  The last cable car down is at 9.30pm at night, lots of time to mess around up top!"



Well, we were literally arriving at the top when the clouds started spilling over, freezing cold with gale force winds.  There is a sign as you climb out the cable car that says "If you hear the hooter, hurry to the cable cars quickly."   Hmmm, ominous much?

Devil's Peak and Robin Island in the background!
After 15 minutes (yes, only 15 min) of hunkering down and trying a path or two, heading for the coffee shop for something to warm you up, the hooter went off!  Really?!  Really?!  So I start thinking, "How is that cable car going to send us down if its dangerous?  Why are these people smiling?  What is wrong with them?  Don't they realize how HIGH we are?"  Not great internal communing I know!


But the point is, I had to trust the operator's judgement!  They were smiling, so, its got to be okay right?!  Its the same with life!  God knows the lay of the land.  He knows what is coming and how much we can handle.

So, I need to trust my day, my life, to Him, my life operator, no matter how windy and cold it can get in a heartbeat!

Prov 3 v 5-6:  Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; (6) in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.

My encouragement to you, trust God in your life, no matter the emotional or situational weather!  He has it all figured out.

God bless
Tracy

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13 comments:

  1. Trusting God during the most difficult times is truly a sign of faith in Him! It's easy to trust when things are going well, more difficult when He's all we have to cling to!
    Thanks for sharing.
    In His Lo♥e, Ann @ Christ in the Clouds

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  2. Oh Tracy, I am not too fond of heights, but just this weekend I was in a cable car too, overlooking the city of Skopje in Macedonia.
    Good post, great comparison, love it. THANKS.

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  3. Trusting God in all situations is the way to go! Glad you got safely down the mountain!

    Blessings, Joan

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  4. Excellent analogy, Tracy! Thanks for the encouragement.

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  5. That emotional or situational weather can pop up in an unexpected instant - can't it! I'm slowly learning, though, to smile back at that operation - after a bit of panic and grumbling - smiling back! Your visual puts perfect perspective on how to respond to those challenges! Have a blessed week!

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  6. Hi Tracy,

    Your pictures bring back fond memories of the cable car I used to ride up the Sandia Mountains growing up in New Mexico; miss my home town! Thankful I never had a scary journey though! I love how you brought it all down to your point that we cannot allow fear to become our ruler. We are told to walk by faith, not by fear.

    Glad you made it down safely my friend! :)
    Blessings for a joyful week,
    Denise

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  7. I would be willing to trust to get down off that mountain! No happy camper for me. I would have liked to have that hot coffee before the hoot went off. Thanks for sharing at Tell Me a Story.

    By faith the people passed through the Red Sea as on dry land; but when the Egyptians tried to do so, they were drowned. —Hebrews 11:29

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  8. That's a good one Tracy! Just as Jesus was in the ship sleeping during the storm, He wasn't distressed because He knew He was getting to the other side...therefore it didn't matter what happened on the way there! Thanks for sharing and thanks for linking up! ;-)

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  9. What an awesome word! We must trust THE OPERATOR, the EVERLASTING ONE, EL-SHADDAI!

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  10. "God knows the lay of the land" Yes, why do I so often forget this. Thank you for the reminder.

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  11. That Proverbs verse was the first one I ever memorized! I do not like heights myself...but I trust that if God had a mission for me involving them - He would also intervene and remove my trepidation - a miracle proving His divine appointment! Coming from Faith Filled Fridays...

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  12. Amen to that Tracy. God is the secured one and we can really trust Him. Happy week end!

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