The worldly system we are living in today, has painted success in such a negative way and many Christian believers have fallen into this trap. Competition is one aspect that people are using to define success ,where it doesn’t matter whom they push over or step on to have their way or things done their way which is out right wrong. Today i will focus on two interesting birds to elaborate my title: an eagle and a chicken because it seems, there are people who choose to either function with an eagle’s mentality or a chicken’s mentality and end up attaining different results. An Eagle is known to be the King of the birds, it has an immensely clear vision, it is strong, it flies at high altitudes, it is a skillful hunter, it has a long life span and due to its natural attributes it hardly collides with other eagles in the sky or with low-flying birds like sparrows and other small birds. When we reflect on a chicken, it’s a ground-dwelling bird, which lives majority of its life inside a cage, therefore the chicken in the cage only knows this limited world. Whenever you have a lot of chickens in a cage, they tend to hurt each other for food unlike the eagles which are skillful hunters and very independent. These amazing attributes of an eagle, clearly reflects its independence and ability to never collide with other eagles, in competition for food unlike with the chickens.
No matter your race or where you are coming from, nobody is good at everything and nobody is called to be everything we are all gifted differently
. Stop this nonsense of bringing other people down, to try and elevate yourself that’s a chicken mentality, (Failure to have a vision of soaring high). During Olympics you will never see an athlete running in his counterpart lane, they all run in their own lanes within their strengths. The winner of the race is dependent, on how he practiced and committed he was during the training sessions.
So sharpen your gifts and stop coveting other peoples stuff, that’s a jealous Spirit which must be kicked out of the church. You have unique finger prints, unique voice, unique body shape and nobody will ever be you, in the face of the earth so be the best you.
The sky is too big for eagles to collide and it ought to apply to us, we are uniquely gifted to compete with other people in the name of achieving success. Galatians 6:4 But let each one examine his own work, and then he will have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another. Avoid comparisons, resist exaggerations and only seek God’s commendation in whatever you do. Don’t be confined to conditions, situations, elements or circumstances.
As long as you have an eagle’s mentality it doesn’t matter what situation you are in ,you are more than able to soar high above it all
People who choose to operate with a chicken’s mentality they lose their uniqueness because they are cramped in with other “chicken like thinking people” who allow pressure from others to define them and rule their lives decisions. God desires that we seek to put on the unique mind of Christ and by embracing this, we are able to begin to lift off the ground in our thinking, so we can become who God called us to be.
Take Note :-No matter the situation!! Free or in captivity the Eagle never loses its ability to be an eagle.
Points to work on:-
Eagles have a keen vision. Their eyes are specially designed for long distance focus and clarity. They can spot another eagle soaring from 50 miles away.As a champion, you must have a vision which is big and focused that guides and leads you towards societal,career,family,leadership and ministry goals.A big focused vision will produce big results.
An eagle will never surrender to the size or strength of its prey. It will always give a fight to win its prey or regain its territory.Fight for your Dream and don’t allow intimidation to hold you down.
When a heavy storm comes other birds fly away from the storm with fear, an eagle spreads its mighty wings and uses the current to soar to greater heights. The eagle takes advantage of the very storm that lesser birds fear and head for cover.Challenges will be many but there are storms we must face as Champions to rise to greater heights. Like an eagle, a champion can only rise to greater heights if he takes up the challenges head on without running away from it.
4)Soar High :-
Eagles can fly up to an altitude of 10,000 feet, but they are able to swiftly land on the ground. At 10, 000 feet, you will never find another bird. If you find another bird, it has to be an eagle.An eagle doesn’t mingle around with chickens.. They fly and make less noise waiting for opportunities to strike their next prey or glide with the current of the storm.Be a problem solver don’t make it your habit to complain about everything like the chickens do.
5)Never Eat Dead Meat :-
An eagle never eats dead meat. In other words, an eagle does not scavenge. It only eats the meat from the prey it kills itself. Eagles eat raw and fresh meat.Spend your time with people who are vibrant and liberal in thinking. These are the people who bring changes to the society; they are lively and active people. Go out and look for them.“People you hang around with and the books you read eventually determines the person you become.”
Eagles are full of life and are visionary but they find time to look back at their life and re-energize themselves. This happens at about the age of 30. What happens is that when the eagles reach the age of 30, their physical body condition deteriorates fast making it difficult for them to survive.What is really interesting is that the eagle never gives up living, instead it retreats to a mountaintop and over a five month period goes through a metamorphosis. It knocks off its own beak by banging it against a rock, plucks out its talons and then feathers. Each stage produces a re-growth of the removed body parts, allowing the eagle to live for another 30 – 40 years.There are times in your life you must look back and take stock of your life.You need to get to a point and ask yourself whether you are keeping up with the current knowledge trend? Do you need to improve certain areas in your life ? or where do you need to work on.
7) Be a Nurturer:-
Believe this or not. Eagles are known for their aggression. What is more astonishing with this bird is their ability to nurture their young ones. Research has shown that no member of the bird family is more gentle and attentive to its young ones than the eagles.
This is how it happens. When the mother eagle sees that time has come for it to teach the eaglets to fly, she gathers an eaglet onto her back, and spreading her wings, flies high. Suddenly she swoops out from under the eaglet and allows it to fall. As it falls, it gradually learns what its wings are for until the mother catches it once again. The process is repeated. If the young is slow to learn or cowardly, she returns it to the nest, and begins to tear it apart, until there is nothing left for the eaglet to cling to. Then she nudges him off the cliff.
Champions as you grow spiritually, financially, emotionally and socially choose to grow with other champions who admire your life. Strive to make individuals in your church and societies grow to their full ability. Teach and guide just like the mother eagle does.
-Stop putting other people down choose to see the best in people.
-Avoid the habit of gossiping in the name of praying for a sister girl who is going through issues.
-As long as you are doing what is right avoid at all costs to be intimidated.
-Say No to the jealous spirit.
-Avoid being idle and lazy, do something constructive with your life, there are great gifts and abilities you will discover you have that you never thought you possessed.
No matter your race or where you are coming from,
Nobody is good at everything and nobody is called to be everything,
we are all gifted differently and uniquely.
God Desires The Best For You.