Ever Clipped The Wings Of An Eagle?

What an incredible journey.  What a roller coaster of emotions.  What support. I never in a million years could picture myself in a situation like I am in now.  The reality is.. most of us don't.  We're like our own majestic eagle soaring above it all.. Oh we ALL have problems.. just take a moment to read your identity on facebook or instagram from a different perspective one day.. but that's another story for another day....

I spoke about rest recently and now I am learning more.  What is the pause button?  If you know me at all I am a 110 MPH person.. I function at a high altitude swooping when needed and soaring high again.

But what happens when you clip the wing of an eagle?  What happens to the song?  What happens to the gaze over the open sky, where nothing can stop you?

Sometimes it happens.

I've seen something new about an old scripture.. I always saw myself as a soaring eagle.. but let's read it again:

But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.

That majestic eagle has nothing under it's own power.. clip a wing and it's down, crush a beak and it's song is forever changed..... The pause button.

I wrestle with much.  I am a flawed man.  I have made the most embarrassing of mistakes anyone could ever make, I have hurt people I have loved dearly and the hard part is, I will make mistakes again.

It is what we do during the times of a clipped wing that make a difference.  Oh.. we can retreat.. raise the flag... bury your head in the sand.. OR.. find a new song.  Figure out a new way to fly.  That doesn't always mean running away from.. it means running to.....

Over the past few years family has been re-identified to me in ways that has been revolutionary.  Through discipleship and my journey with Christ we have found family on mission.  It may not make sense to some, but neither does clipping the wing of a perfectly good eagle. The outpouring of thousands is overwhelmingly humbling.  If you've never understood family the way the bible describes it.. I'd love to share what I've learned with you over the past few years anytime.....

Back to the scripture:

But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.

BUT THOSE WHO TRUST IN THE LORD.. not your wings.. not your song, not your ability, not what you do, not where you live, not how you should be heard, not how everyone should just get you.. BUT.. those who trust/wait on the Lord will FIND new strength.  Can you use that?

I can!

When your place of identity is no longer in your wings, your trust is no longer that you can carry yourself soaring at 10000 feet alone, but it can ONLY come from Him... THEN..

you will soar on wings LIKE eagles.. then your run is not to run away, but to run to.. then you don't get lost in the pain, misery and defeat, you get renewed.  When the sprint gets hard.. you CAN WALK and not faint.

I've thrown a lot at you today.. I will pause there.. what song are you singing today.. same old one?

Love to hear some feedback.