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How to Fly Like an Eagle


June 22 | By Phil Waldrep


There are two kinds of birds that everyone loves – eagles and turkeys.

 

Everybody especially likes eagles.

 

Seeing one soar high in the sky – as I did once in Alaska – makes you stand in awe.

 

Eagles have a majestic nature that makes you wish you were soaring with them.

 

Turkeys, on the other hand, – let’s be honest – about the only time a turkey inspires us is when it is served at Thanksgiving.

 

An eagle inspires.

 

A turkey doesn’t.

 

But do you know what is more depressing than a turkey?

 

An eagle that lives with turkeys and never soars.

 

He just mimics what he sees the turkeys do.

 

An eagle who lives among turkeys will never soar and begins only to exist.

 

You know, some believers are like those eagles that fail to do what our Heavenly Father designed them to do.

 

Isaiah wrote in Isaiah forty, thirty-one, “they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”

 

Our Lord meant for you to soar.

 

He never intended for you to sit around talking about how nice it would be to fly high but never flapping your wings to see what you can do.

 

So, today, why you don’t you become what God created you to be – to do what he designed you to do?

 

And to do it, you might need to stop hanging around with turkeys.

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