One day between flights, talk about a quick turn around. I arrived back in Dallas, Texas from working an amazing basketball camp in the Caribbean and was trying to gather my thoughts as I recollected on what has happened this past year. 2019 alone I have lived in India for 4 months, trained athletes in Louisiana for 1 month, went on a mission trip to Montana where I ran the basketball portion and helped work with the horses (my first love) for 2 weeks, participated in the NBA Summer League in Vegas for 2 weeks, traveled to the British Virgin Islands to run a clinic for a day and then back to the U.S. Virgin Islands for a camp for almost 2 weeks. My head is spinning as I walk off the plane into the airport to grab my luggage. It is midnight and I am ready to get some zzz’s. I have lots to do before I board my next International flight in less than 27 hours.
Ever since I have let go of my dreams and career and gave it all to God, my life has been so much more relaxed and spontaneous at the same time. Let me explain, I do not worry about if I am going to be successful by fulfilling my dreams, because whatever happens, I know I am doing God’s work and am where He wants me to be. Anytime He calls me to stay, I sit and if He calls me to go, I am outta here. So with this lifestyle, it is way more fun! I do keep working towards my long term goals, because Faith without Works is dead, but I have no worries and no expectations within it all. The only pursuit is building my relationship with Christ and serving His people.
On my way to Oklahoma City, where my next flight flew out of, I pulled off the highway into a small town. “What a day to get my wallet stolen.” I thought as I shook my head. I had just finished calling the banks and cancelling my cards and was on my way to get a new drivers license. I always like going to smaller towns to get important things done, way less traffic and shorter lines. I figure it’s a good philosophy. I began to drive down Main Street and thought how quaint and quiet the little town was. It was so pretty. I parked a good ways from the tag agency so I could walk the downtown area a bit. It was great to take it all in and just breath before I had to move on. Sometimes you just have to slow down, go at your own pace and take in the fresh air. So that’s what I did.
As I am refreshed, packed up and ready to go on my new adventure, I am excited, prayerful, and relaxed. I can’t wait to begin another journey in a new place. Pray for me and my travels as I am visiting a country I have not been to before. I am looking forward to sharing my experiences.
Next stop China….