You know, change can be painful. It takes a huge amount of a mindset reset, reorientation, and intentionality from God’s creation for that to happen.
 And no one pours new wine into old wineskins; if he does, the fresh wine will burst the skins and it will be spilled and the skins will be ruined (destroyed).Luke 5:37-38 (AMP)
 But new wine must be put into fresh wineskins.
There are a lot of lessons to be drawn from the Eagle, but I’ll be sharing a unique one in this post today. This flight creature is known for its abilities which distinguishes it from other birds.
Once eagles start to approach 40 years of existence, they start aging and need to make a tough decision. This decision is wrapped around a ritual every Eagle must go through before it can keep breathing. It has to either go through a painful change-phase or die.
Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.Hebrews 12:2 (KJV)
This change-phase occurs for 150 days and it involves a lot of deliberate pain. Imagine you intentionally inflicting pain on yourself physically because you had to live?
This paraphrased excerpt of an article culled from http://www.reptilegarden.com will help you paint clearer picture:
The process requires that the eagle fly to a mountaintop and sit on its nest. There the eagle knocks its beak against a rock until it plucks it out. Then the eagle will wait for a new beak to grow back, and then it will pluck out its talons. When it’s new talons grow back, the eagle starts plucking its old, aged feathers. And after 5 months, the eagle takes its famous “flight of rebirth” and lives for 30 more years.
 “Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old.Isaiah 43:18-19 (ESV)
 Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert…”
Change can’t be incidental; you have to be intentional about the things you want to see happen to you. Just before the rebirth process the Eagles go through, there’s a phase of knowing that the time has come for that change to occur. This happens also with humans.
What are those things you have lined up to happen this year? Don’t leave them to chance, instead plan; set timelines, actively work towards achieving them and exercise monthly or quarterly reviews.
It’s a new year, and there’s a lot God has in store for you. Don’t hold on to whatever (admittedly great) achievements of the previous year because this year represents double.
To everything there is a season, and a time for every matter or purpose under heaven.Ecclesiastes 3:1 (AMP)
It is time for you to SOAR like an Eagle that has just gone through a rebirth. Happy New You!
2 thoughts on “Time To Soar!”
Thank you for this teaching .
We learn a lot from Eagles.
How they train their eagles etc
Deuteronomy 32:10-14 The Message (MSG)
He was like an eagle hovering over its nest, overshadowing its young, Then spreading its wings, lifting them into the air, teaching them to fly. GOD alone led him; there was not a foreign god in sight. GOD lifted him onto the hilltops, so he could feast on the crops in the fields
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Thank you very much for your contribution.
God bless you sir.