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Gbenga OwotokiTuesday, August 5, 2014
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he eagle is the king of all birds. While other birds hide from the storm, the eagle flies and rides above the storm. The eagles' approach to the storm eventually places it in a position where nations around the world adopt it as a symbol of their national identity. But do you know that the eagle does not get to this enviable position just by its beauty. An eaglet has the understanding that it has been created to fly. Prior to its first flight attempt, the mother eagle feeds it with the food from its mouth and makes the place of its nest comfortable with furs and other assemblage. The mother makes sure that the eaglet is very comfortable for this period of time. After a short while, by what I have termed the eagle's instinct, the eaglet knows that for as long as it remains within the comfort of its 'well furnished bedroom' it can never fulfill its destiny to becoming an eagle who rides on the storm. The eagle does not leave the eaglet to decide the time on its own but from experience she knows when to let the eaglet in. The eagle with its beak, removes the furs and 'beddings' that have made the nest comfortable for the eaglet. The once lush 'apartment' for the eaglet suddenly becomes uncomfortable. The eaglet begins to wiggle as a result of the change that has occurred. Dear friend, God may have taken away the 'furs' and present comfort because it is time to move to your next level. And until you experience this change, you may never see the need for the shift that will make you live out your purpose in life. The eagle does not stop there; it mounts on to the edge of the nest of the eaglet and starts stirring the nest, shaking it from time to time. This sends a message to the eaglet that it is time to get out of its comfort zone. The eagle knows the nest is not a place to stay if it must fulfill its destiny. You need to get ready. There is something more glorious than the 'nest' you have built around yourself. You know what, it could be God just stirring your nest, the shakings, the unpleasant and unexpected experiences are God's messengers to get you to the realm God originally meant for you. The eagle while still at the edge of the nest flaps its wings and in the process blows off the furs and other materials that could prevent the next stage of the process. I have come to realize that there is always something responsible for why you are not all that God wants you to be. If you must fulfill God's purpose for your life, then you need to get rid of anything that could prevent you from doing this. There is something that you must overcome for you to succeed. Get to it now! This is the interesting part, the eaglet climbs on the eagle and holds unto the feather on the wings with its beak, once this is done, the eagle glides up and takes a sudden plunge and at a particular height, shakes off the eaglet and let it fall from its back. Before the eaglet hits the ground, the eagle glides under the eaglet and picks it up, repeating the same process time after time until finally the eaglet with strengthened wings and focused gaze glides up into the sky. At this point, the transformation has occurred, the eagle has arrived. The confronter of the storm is here. God is faithful to His words. He is training you, getting you ready to ride over the storms that may confront you. He is strengthening your wings. Getting you ready for your next level. Your story will end well. God bless you big.

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