“They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings as Eagles, they shall run and not be weary, and they shall walk and not faint”. (Isaiah 40:30)
Who satisfies your years with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the Eagle. (Psalm 103:5)
Is it at your command that the Eagles mounts up and makes his nest on high? On the cliff he dwells and lodges, upon the rocky crag, an inaccessible place, from there he spies out food; His eyes see it from afar. (Job 39:27-29)
Have you ever wondered why Eagles are known for their beautiful and strong wings? Why it appears they are unstoppable and fierce hunters, and why the Bible defers to them as how we should embody their royalty and resilience?
Here’s why. Eagles have an impeccable reputation for flying above the storm, instead of being tossed about by the wind and rains. Eagles actually have been studied for years, and there is documented proof that they fly into the storm, using the turbulent winds to gain altitude, propelling them above the storm. What is pertinent to this metaphoric story is that Eagles live perpetually in Power-Mode, not Defense-Mode. They are warriors and the best at it. There are fundamentally sound, with laser precision, and their innate behavior is what makes them virtually impossible to capture. Only another Eagles can even reach the heights of their flight, which means their only enemies are other Eagles, and the storm.
When the scriptures speak of Eagles, it’s specifically used to encourage Christians to embrace the nature of the Eagle whose has keen insight, vision, and amplified focus. While these are animalistic intrinsic characteristics, they are also the biblical principals of Faith, fortitude, stewardship, and perseverance.
Sometimes, life can throw you a curve ball, and your preparedness and insight is how you are never caught off guard, and even if you are, your Eagle wings will lock down and fly above the storm. In those rare times when you feel too weak to fly, keeping company with other Eagles will prove critical as their Eagle instincts will keep you covered in prayer, and staying close to ensure that your Eagle strength is back in operation, so that you not only survive the storm, but look back at it as you rise above it.
Here is why the Bible speaks highly of Eagles-
• Eagles have very keen vision. Use your vision to stay focused, and don’t be derailed by obstacles. (Ephesians 6:13)
• Eagles are almost always seen flying at high altitudes. Keep company with other Eagles, not Buzzards. (Proverbs 13:20)
• Eagles don’t eat dead prey like some other birds, they leave those scraps for Buzzards and Vultures. Don’t settle for less when you are entitled to more. (1 Peter 2:9)
• Eagles are known to test the waters, by dropping sticks or twigs into the air from high altitudes to prove that the potential mate is a capable hunter. You don’t have to settle for just being in a relationship, but a vital and necessary part of a valuable and authentic one. Remember, Buzzards don’t make good mate. (Proverbs 3:3-4)
• Eagles are a protected species, and would rather fly alone, than with other birds. This relates to utilizing your time wisely (IE: quality people), remembering that your association causes you to assimilate. “You are the average of the five people that you spend the most time with” (Shawn Dill). Tap into your inner strength, and fight for what you want. Nothing will be easy, and very few people get the silver spoon effect. (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12)
• Eagles make their nest at high altitudes, where they are less likely to be attacked by predators. Think big! Your Attitude determines your Altitude! (Proverbs 17:22)
• Eagles are among the most respected and admired birds. Not because they are beautiful (although they are) but because they have a proven track record of being the fiercest hunters, and the most successful survivors amongst its peers. In order to soar like Eagles, you must sharpen your life skills, pluck out the old and brittle feathers, in preparation for your new ones. You cannot succeed with weak and deficient wings; Sentence your painful past to “Death Row”. Educate yourself, study scriptures ad biblical life principals, and apply God’s valuable instructions that possess virtue and truth. (Philippians 4:8)
One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. (Proverbs 18:24 NIV)
Find a friend that is an Eagle (or at least an Eagle in training). Eagles build their nest starting with very little, such as twigs, branches, moss, grass, and other earth matter, and only nest in the highest possible locations, to prepare for the birth of the great Baby Eagles. It’s okay to start small, but just like Eagles, never build low. Remember, your wingspan determines how high you fly, So go for it! It’s perfectly okay to grow your wings on the way up.
(And though your beginning was small, your latter days will be very great. Job 8:7)
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