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Susan @ 1:25 PM
Tuesday, September 07, 2004
Eagles and Chickens
I was listening to Joyce Meyer's tape at Hillsong conference about the eagles and the chickens. She really spoke to my heart.
Eagles fly alone, and chickens hang out together.She said she was feeling lonely a lot of the times, but "if all you've got left is God then you'll know Him really well."
Chickens belong to the farmyard, but eagles belong to the sky. The higher he flies, the closer he gets to the heaven, and the further he leaves the farmyard behind. If he keeps his eyes on the heaven, he'll see it closer and clearer, and he'll have more joy, but if he looks at the farmyard, he'll feel sad and lonely, and depressed. If all he sees is the chickens, he'll think, why are they all happily together like a family, and why can't I just be one of them? But when he does stay with them, he'd feel overwhelmingly wrong. Even among the chickens he just can't help talking about the sky, the scenes he can see, the sensations of soaring, but the chickens wouldn't have a clue what he's talking about and just make fun of him.
At times it seems the chickens are right. At least they're outnumbered. They're many.And they're loud. They form the culture.They make the rules. They look like they've got everything and they're in control. But, they belong to that little farmland and eating grubs and worms all their lives. If the eagle listens to the chickens, he'll be told he can't do this, he can't do that, don't ever think about flying, don't let your dreams take you too far... But if he listens to his spirit, he knows there's space way bigger than the farmyard that belongs to him, and if he chooses to follow that voice inside, he doesn't have to be bothered and messed up with the chickens any longer.
Friend, are you a dreamer? Is your dream of soaring in the sky way too big for the people around you to comprehend? Are you an eagle inside or you just want to settle with the chickens? Sometimes the only ones that can encourage you is God and yourself. And if you are in that place, let me congratulate you, because you belong to a much better place.
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