“Isaiah 40:31 But 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.”
The eagle is such an amazing bird of the wonderful and perfect Gods creation. It is the only bird which can fly up high and look at the sun with naked eyes, amazing right? Yeah super amazing!
As Christians we can learn many amazing things from the eagle. An eagle always eats fresh meat for strength and survival; an eagle will never eat dead meat. The same to us Christians we are supposed to feast on the word daily, not depending on the word we ate on Sunday or weeks ago. Some of us are still depending on yesterday’s obedience for our victory; obedience is a language of now not yesterday.
Eagles fly higher when they face the opposing wind with a proper angle, that way the wind carries them higher. Eagles use such opposing winds to reach the greatest heights. The same applies to Christians who want to become stronger and fly up higher. Every opposing wind is an opportunity to go higher, if you will approach it at the proper angle, or attitude. Everything which is opposing you and working against you is the opportunity for you to fly higher and become stronger.
Every time you are having a bad time is the best time for you to grow. Most of the spiritual growth does not happen when things are smooth and calm but when things are ugly and tough. There is always a heavy downpour when the clouds are dark, or do we have great rainfalls when the sky is clear? Our strength is not in the good we are but rather in the bad we have seen, fought and conquered. When you are facing temptation and you give in you become weaker but when you refuse to give in you become stronger and stronger.
Every temptation is an opportunity to do well. Temptation is a stepping stone rather than a stumbling block. Anything wrong and difficult we face is the golden opportunity for us to shine by doing the right thing.
Pass the test, seek wisdom, walk in truth and love become stronger, please God only.