Fly with the Eagles
"Those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."1
A friend of mine has trouble with Japanese bonsai trees in that she sees tiny trees with great potential inhibited because they have been root-bound by man. Others have trouble seeing animals and birds trapped in cages for the same reason. For example, how do eagles feel in cages in zoos? These magnificent birds, created to soar to the heights of mountaintops, do they get frustrated? Are they fulfilled? How could they be?
Too many of us, who were created to reach our total God-given human and spiritual potential, are trapped in a cage of our own or that of another's making. In doing so, we fail to resolve the problems in our life that hold us back. True, we may have been wounded in the past, but God wants us to be healed, to be made whole, to be free to fly, to soar to the heights of all that He has for us.
We have a choice, we can scratch in the dirt with the turkeys or we can rise up to follow Christ and fly with the eagles to the heights that God envisioned for us to reach. That choice is ours.
Suggested prayer: "Dear God, help me to fully grasp the fact that You have a wonderful plan for my life. Create in me a restlessness until I discover, with Your help, what this plan is. Thank You for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus's name. Amen."
1. Isaiah 40:31 (NIV).