Traveling in Faith

(NKJV) Proverbs 16:9 says “A man’s heart plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps.”

It was October 2019 and the Holy Spirit spoke to me and told me to book a flight to Canada. I didn’t quite understand how it was possible for the Holy Spirit to speak to me like this at the time, but instead of ignoring, I yielded to His voice in faith.

Around this time, I was getting ready to enter Nursing school. I felt that the timing for this was not the best considering I would be in my first semester by the time I would go to Canada. As I’m looking for flights the only weekend that permitted me to fly was Martin Luther King weekend which would give me about 4 days to be out of the country. I didn’t know why the Lord led me this way, but I trusted Him. I had plans to be completely submitted to school but the Lord had me submitted to Him.

I went to school the day I had to leave for my flight. I actually had my very first check off for a skill I learned, and I needed to pass it so between this and my reluctant feelings to fly by myself, my emotions were scattered. I ended up passing without a hitch and off I went to drive 2 hours to the airport. I got thereon time to relax, but of course my flight was delayed. I took this time to rest and get something to eat. I had no idea what it was going to be like to enter back into my hometown after all these years. I started to contact my grandparents to let them know I was on my way.

As soon as I stepped of the plane, it was a winter wonderland! It was cold and snow filled. The snow was supposedly unexpected from the weather forecast. I rented a small car, and this was a mistake because I had to learn how to maneuver through the snow in this little vehicle for the first time. I had gotten my driver’s license in Florida so this was a task I was not use to! The first house I went to was my grandfather’s and he was thrilled to see me after all these years. I was nervous but also happy to see that the house was exactly as I remembered. A little familiarity to calm my nerves with seeing my family after being away for so long. I got to Canada at 1 am and we ended up talking through the morning hours! I ended up having the same experience with my grandmother. I would walk the streets and have flashbacks as a child in this country I was born in. It felt foreign and familiar all at the same time. I have so much family I wish I could’ve seen but 4 days went by so fast. Before I left, I was already planning my next three trips that year.

It was truly a trip I never knew I needed. I planned to come backthree times that year but then shortly after we had a worldwide pandemic take place in March that caused lockdowns at the borders. I was now unable to travel for the rest of the year. You see, if it was not for the Holy Spirit “directing” me to take this trip I would have never got to bond with my grandparents the way that I did. I would’ve never got to get my dose of medication I never knew I needed. Experiencing