Fly Like an Eagle
As an eagle that stirs up her nest, that flutters over her young, he spread abroad his wings, he took them, he bore them on his feathers. Deuteronomy 32:11 WEB
When an eagle has its young, it lines the inside of its nest with feathers, fur and other soft material to make the little ones comfortable in the nest. The parents hunt and bring food to feed them. Basically they wait on the little ones hand and foot and try their best to make them comfortable in the nest.
Later, when the little ones grow and get mature enough to fly on their own, the parents start pulling the fur out of the nest, exposing the sticks and making them uncomfortable. They also stop bringing food, or bring food but place it on a limb outside of the nest so the little eaglets have to come out of the nest to get it. Then they place it further and further away, and the delays between eating become longer each day. Finally the little eagle will take flight and leave the nest to find food on their own.
We went through a season where our business was dying and no amount of advertising, giving, praying, or fasting could change it. When we advertised, it was like throwing money in the trash. When we gave, we just had less. When we prayed, we got cold silence. When we fasted, we were only hungry. We held on as long as could, paying our bills with credit cards. Finally, we had to close it and began looking for other work. That was when our life suddenly changed for the better. Soon afterwards we found ourself in ministry and writing this devotional. The end result was great, but getting here was rough.
Sometimes the Lord will make your situation uncomfortable. No matter where you turn, no matter how hard you pray, the sticks are still there and you are starving. When this happens, it is time to fly. Everything that you see is temporary (2 Corinthians 4:18). Jobs end, and new opportunities begin. There is a season for everything (Ecclesiastes 3:1), and an important thing to know is that seasons do change. Don't be afraid to let go, for He will catch you.Prayer: Heavenly Father please guide me today and give me a clear direction. I want to follow You, but to be honest, sometimes I don't know what to focus on. Give me clarity and speak to me in a way that I understand. Help me align my will with Yours, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.
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