“In a desert land He found him, in a barren and howling waste, He shielded him and cared for him; He guarded him as the apple of His eye, like an eagle that stirs up its nest and hovers over its young, that spreads its wings to catch them and carries them on its pinions. The LORD alone led him; no foreign god was with him.” (Deuteronomy 32: 10-12 NIV).
READ: Psalm 103:1-5
I find the story of how the eagle trains her young ones very inspiring. The male eagle creates a nest with an outer shell of thorns, a layer of twigs for ruggedness and agility, another layer of thorns to protect against enemies and then places a layer of soft-grass just before the inner most layer of rugs which completes the nest. The final additions for the nest are completed when its feathers are kept over the outermost layers of rugs. While in training the mother eagle will throw the eaglets outside of its nest and the scared eaglets will always struggle to the comfort zone of the nest. Slowly the eagle will begin to remove the feather, rugs and soft grass inside its nest gradually so they could train the eaglets to fly like them.
It looks cruel to the eaglets. Then the mother eagle pushes them off the cliff of their nest into the air. As they shriek in fear, father eagle flies out and picks them up on his back before they fall, and brings them back to the cliff. This goes on for some time until they start flapping their wings. Many times, we as believers try to stay in the comfort zone of the old season that the Lord has kept us to grow for a time. You cannot afford to remain in your comfort zone. You must seek to outgrow that childish state and learn to eat meat as mature Christian. It is time to fly enough of staying in the nest, come out of your comfort zone. The time is now.
Lord help me to get out of my comfort zones and grow into that time when I would soar like eagle.