Even experienced the tough headwinds and long climbing yesterday, I still determined to take the Route 66 anyway, I was prepared to be tortured for the day, in fact, I didn’t sleep well last night, the strong stomachache tortured me till the midnight, I fell asleep nearly 3 am, I felt survived when I woke up in the morning, like i survived through the headwinds yesterday.
But I surprisingly found that I got tailwinds when I stated on Route 66, I have been told by several locals that the strong wind from west to east will last for the whole week,but I got TAILWIND right now!! It was such a great blessing after fighting with headwinds all day long !You will get treats by life when you are choosing go for it instead of stepping away from the challenge, God is fair, he will balance your sorrow!
The oncoming trains, some of the carriages says ” China Shipping “, felt the breeze from my hometown.
After riding for 2 hours, I got the killer headwinds again! I think its probably because the wind didn’t wake up in the morning, I waswas still hoping the wind could change tho, after fighting for a half hour, I know I have to fight for it for the whole day.
I pulled over and had a brief lunch, the wind almost made me out of breath when I was stopping there, my bike almost blew away if it’s without the heavy panniers, i knew it’s gonna be a tough day, just at that time, a gospel group posted an article says “It’s Time for the Winds of Destiny to Come “
Jesus is breathing new life into your dreams! This is a season of great meeting with the lord. You will see his beauty and glory, which you have never seen before. You will be awakened by his love and fire in a new way. Your desires and dreams are blowing, this is just the beginning. He will go beyond your wildest dreams and your wildest dreams, the dreams that you have shared with him, the joy that is in him. He is restoring you!
My heart was trembling to be touched,Jesus always give me confidence and strength, he always knows what I want, what I need, he reminds me that he is being with me and helping building my dreams together when I was struggling in the touch situations. I was not bearing the tough wind , but receiving the destiny of the wind in my life, it was the breath of dream,of life! I felt so grateful to embark on my journey again, every fights with me winds just excited me, I was riding for the dream,every beat of the hard experiences strengthen my wings until I could fly anywhere !Hallelujah, praise the Lord, He is the only one that making me feel joyful and grateful even in the hardest situations.
When you changed your mood, the situations will be changed as well , you will be focused on the amazing scenery instead of the winds you are fighting for
Red sands and the mesa !
Kept riding 45 miles on Route 66, then I got to catch up the 40 because there was only sandy road ahead,a passed truck driver told me there was a road but has been abandoned.
The shoulder was pretty narrow and spotty, I was only like 5 feet away from the passed by cars, the strong headwinds and the winds from the big trucks blew me off to the small road for several times, it was hard enough to climb up, but the downhill was even more dangerous, the winds was just like the hurricane that shook my bikes so hardly, I had to grasp my handle bars firmly to not let myself fall down,I would have been blew away already if it’s without my panniers.
Yeah, you bet, no toughest but tougher! The road ahead was just the gravel and rocks, you can’t even call it a road ！ I had to fight with the headwinds and the side winds from the truck not let myself being blew away but be cautious of the gravel and kept climbing not letting myself fall down at the same time. Yet I still kept praising,thanks Lord for giving me these rich experiences , thanks for keeping me safe!You attitude may not change the environment, but will change your mood ,complaining and frustration will just make it worse! I took that as a gift from the God, I know he was training me, I don’t feel I conquered the headwinds or the mountains , what I conquered was my fear and timidity. Thanks God for allowing me experience troubles that drives me closer to Him,it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich!
After struggling on 40 for 10 miles, God took me back to Route 66 again, even the wind was still strong, but I didn’t have to be aware of the truck pass by nor the gravel rotten road. The wind was like the devil,I can’t let the devil screw up my mind, steal my joy,Jesus is almighty God, I had to resist the temptation of devil to enjoy the love of God.
It took me forever to get through the last 10 miles, but I did it! I survived! I made it! When darkness falls, among those scattered myriads of twinkling lights, there must be many simple happiness dwelling in the lanes, the temperature got closer to 30 degrees at night, I felt cold to death and was really hoping to dwell in a warm bed instead of camping out, fortunately, a Couchsurfing host contacted me for the last minute, a warm shelter was such a big blessing for the day!