During your active session here on Earth – you’ll be able to discover that this platform is no joke. It takes tons of energy and enthusiasm to thrive on the stage – but your eagerness and persistence will lead you to victory.
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.
In ancient Hebrew culture, Eagles were revered as strong warriors, birds of prey that also hold a tender side for their young ones. Eagles were known to carry their young to safety in times of threat from predators. Eagles were also thought to shed their feathers in a type of rebirth/regeneration to invigorate themselves to a form of their youth. Eagles were also known and revered for their strength and courage in high winds and stormy weather. They had the ability to fly about the prevailing weather patterns and soar over the storm to safety.
Wings of eagles describes the speed and strength and courage that will be imparted to the life of the faithful who will find a completion and reward as a result of their waiting. It is not meant to be a literal flight through the air as some who believe.
SOME MAY CHOOSE TO RIDE ON CHARIOTS INSTEAD
What is a Chariot?
- A two-wheeled vehicle drawn by horses, used in ancient racing and warfare.
- A four-wheeled carriage with back seats and a coachman’s seat.
The Chariot is also a good way to ride over circumstances, but then there is a downside. When the Chariot gets to an obstacle – unlike an Eagle that will immediately fly above the obstacle, the Chariot only looks for a way to maneuver the challenge which may lead to it going round about to find a safe route – when faced by a mountain, the chariot only stops to take a level path but the Eagles soars above every obstacle.
HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN YOU ARE RIDING ON A CHARIOT AND SOARING ON EAGLE’S WINGS?
Your answers to these few questions will help you identify your status – either on chariots or on eagle’s wings.
- Do you depend on your money in the bank when you encounter difficulties – or on God?
- Do you call on relatives, friends and colleagues for help when you are troubled – or on God?
- Do you feel grateful to your boss after receiving your paycheck – or to God?
- To whom do you offer your gratitude after you receive your daily bread – your parents and guardian or God?
- Do you run to the hospital immediately you feel unwell – or to God?
We all have things in our lives which try to hold us back. Some of these things are obvious while others are more subtle and hard to see, frequently disguising themselves as just a normal part of life or lurking behind the scenes of other more blatant problems. It is easy, in the face of these obstacles, to begin living life inside a cage.
A cage has bars all around it…it must be keeping you safe. Yet that cage confines you. Whether you see it or not, locking yourself up only allows these things to control you more
This is not how you were created to live. God made you to live in a close and vibrant relationship with Him and for that connection to fill you and flow out of you in a passionate and radical way into the rest of the world. Sitting inside these walls – whatever they may be made of – does not enable you to run and fly like that.