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Plans that Made God Laugh
July 21, 2020
CAPT Jim “Bluto” Allen
Non-fiction: Memoir
“If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.”

My plan: As long as I can remember: I wanted to fly airplanes for a living.

I faced more obstacles than usual to get this dream accomplished. Through a lot of faith and perseverance, I finally accomplished my dream.

I lost my dad, who was also a pilot, at an early age. From humble beginnings in a semi-rural city in Kansas, I worked to get a degree in Aerospace Engineering, left the Midwest, and flew as a back seater in a Navy carrier-based jet.

With obstacle after obstacle, I forged my own path, convincing the Navy to let me fly “spy planes” as a pilot and becoming an instructor for new Navy and Marine aviators.

In the aftermath of 9/11, I had a number of struggles to keep pursuing the dream.

It took a lot of soul-searching and continuous reinvention.

But, after many crushing defeats and unexpected victories, and combat experiences in Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan, I finally realized my dream of flying as a commercial airline pilot at age 47.

“Plans that Made God Laugh” is my story. I’m the little guy with the big dream.

It’s an example of what you can do, with Gods help, if you put your mind to it.

“It is wrong, it is a sin, to accept or remain in a position that you know is a mismatch for you. Perhaps that's a form of sin you've never considered - the sin of staying in the wrong job. But God did not place you on the earth to waste away your years in labor that does not employ his design or purpose for your life, no matter how much you may be getting paid for it.” Arthur Miller

Jeremiah 29:11 says “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
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