For some reason I have been struggling with my words about my trip to Cuba. It was an absolutely beautiful, life changing experience that has made me examine all areas of my life. It’s been very uncomfortable in many ways since returning.
What am I doing with my life?
It’s a serious question and I am glad that I am asking it.
For the past couple of years I have really been diving in to what’s important and more importantly what God wants me to accomplish. However I am guilty of taking the reins from Him and doing my own thing. He has been urging me to take risks, have complete faith, trust in Him and follow the desires he has placed in my heart and I simply will not let go.
Cuba put a spotlight and all of these things. The Cuban way of living is completely based on trusting life and what it has to give. All we heard the entire time we were there is no worries and no problem. In many ways they have every reason to worry but refuse to do so. They trust that life will provide and place joy as a top priority. They love hard, they give their last, they value family and place little purpose in things. Cubans have this life thing all the way figured out.
Cuba made me slow down and FEEL life. I literally went days without my phone and often didn’t know the time or date. While I was taking in the Cuban scene and had friends around me, I really felt like I was hanging with God for most of the trip. I relied on him heavily and put all of my trust in Him to get us safely from place to place. During our travels we were often in the middle of nowhere and I had no choice but to give everything to Him. But that’s the thing…
Everything is already in His hands. We must choose to give it to Him.
See, no matter where we are or what we do, God should be in control. Personally, I am so focused on what I want to accomplish that I take the lead but it’s time to give Him the control. He knows where I am going, He has given me my purpose so it’s time to listen, act and believe.
There will be some really hard decisions that I have to make and please believe I am going to be attacked during this process because the devil sure doesn’t like growth and won’t make it easy. Even as I write this fear is starting to set in but I am ready for the battle.
I will be sharing my journey with you whether it be a huge decision in my life or time spent in life’s waiting room. I am thankful and glad that you will be there to share in this transformation. I want everything that God wants in my life and look forward to following the footsteps that He has crafted for me!
For more of my Cuba moments, check out the gallery below. Chao!
My Cuba adventure started on July 18th. We flew from Cancun to Havana, spent the day in Havana (which is where we eventually ended our trip) and then took a small plane to Holguin. It was a long travel day and I was happy to be wearing this comfy jumper from Tall Girls UK. The colors in Cuba are so vibrant. I am definitely using them in my decor from now on. I wish all cities were this colorful!
I was enamored with the Cuban street art. It was everywhere and vastly different in every city.
These are the tickets for our plane ride to Holguin. I have never had handwritten tickets before. Admittedly I was nervous about the ride but it was smooth and only an hour and 15 minute flight.
When we arrived at our casa particular (equivalent to a bed and breakfast) in Holguin, we were greeted by cafe. The host family made us feel right at home and all throughout the trip we were offered Cuban cafe. Hands down the best coffee I have ever had in my life.
That night we visited Holguin's most popular landmark, Loma de La Cruz. It was atop the highest hill in Holguin. It was breathtaking with a view of the entire city.
The view of Holguin from Loma de La Cruz was amazing. Check out the full video by clicking the photo.
Our host family made us feel like part of their family and put love in to every meal. They cooked breakfast for us everyday at only $4 per person. It was delicious!
We rented one of the old taxi's to go to Guardalavaca. I couldn't get enough of the old cars! Our driver drove 74 miles, stayed with us the entire day and drove us home. It was a beautiful experience to see the Cuban countryside from one of the classic cars in Cuba.
The beaches in Guardalavaca were absolutely beautiful. I really have no words for how beautiful they were! Easily one of my favorite moments on the trip.
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