“But those that wait for the Lord (who expect, look for, and hope in Him) shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up (close to God) as eagles (mount up close to the sun); they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired.” Isaiah 40;31 AMP
- Eagles have strong vision. When an eagle spots its prey, they will not move their focus off of its prey until they have caught it.
Hab. 2:2-3, “And the Lord answered me and said, “Write the vision and engrave it so plainly upon tablets that everyone who passes may (be able to) read (it easily and quickly) as he hastens by. For the vision is yet for an appointed time and it hastens to the end (fulfillment); it will not deceive or disappoint. Though it tarry, wait (earnestly) for it, because it will surely come; it will not be late on its appointed day.”
What’s your vision? Have you wrote it down? Without a vision of who God is and who he has called you to be causes you to become complacent in life. Going through the motions of mediocrity. Find your calling and run with it. When you do, it will not fail you. God has placed that vision in you for a purpose. So though it may tarry you wait for it in expectation.
2. Eagles love the storm. When the clouds come together the eagles get excited. The winds from the storm lift them higher above the clouds. When they are above the clouds it gives them a chance to glide and rest their wings.
Psalms 56:3, “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.”
Deuteronomy 31:6, “Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”
Look at the storm you may be going through with new lenses of hope and expectation. Rise above it with the faith you need to push yourself toward God, with the courage, and strength to rest in knowing that you can put your trust in him.
3. Eagles test before they trust. When the female meets a male and they want to mate, the female finds a twig and flies high into the sky and drops it. Then the male flies down as fast as he can to grab it before it hits the ground; then he takes it back to the female. This goes on for awhile. Then she knows it’s the right fit.
Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he shall direct your path. ”
So many times it’s easy to rely on our own understanding. Thinking we are doing the right thing, yet realize later down the road that it wasn’t the right decision. Especially, when it comes to partnerships, relationships and friendships. Trust in God alone and allow him to direct your steps in every area of your life.
4. Eagles prepare for change. The male and female find the best place high up on a cliff for their eggs. The male gathers whats needed for the nest and they both participate in raising their young. She lays the eagles and protects them. He builds the nest and hunts. While trying her young the mother throws the eaglets out of the nest and they climb back in. She throws them out again and begins illuminating the nest from what makes it comfortable for the eaglets. The mother pushed the eaglets off the cliff and the father flies down and catches them on his back, taking them carefully back up to the cliff. Then they start flapping their wings realizing they can fly.
Ecclesiastes 3:1, “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under the sun.”
James 1:17, “Every good gift and perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the father of lights. With whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.”
I get it change can be scary. At the same time though change can be a good thing. Never settle. Always be ready for change.
When we choose to wait in expectation on the Lord, we can have the knowledge that as long as we stay focused on the vision that we are to accomplish, along with trusting God, then we can grow and rise above the obstacles that we face, with the confidence we need to move forward.
One other thing I learned from the eagle is that when its old and tired they hide and pluck out all there feathers until new ones grow back. Then they come out ready to go again.
Are you tired? What needs to be plucked away from your life? Old habits, old mindsets, relationships? Whatever God is speaking to you step back, remove the baggage and then get ready to sore.