Wednesday, March 27, 2013

"Struggling Or Soaring?"

"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." Isaiah 40:31
As I was driving the other day, I noticed in the sky two birds. One was soaring effortlessly and the other one was flapping its wings nonstop. The only difference I could see between the two was that the one that was soaring was only a couple of feet higher than the other one. I thought to myself about the "flapping" bird, "If you would just catch the wind and go a little higher you would not have to struggle so much and could soar". 
Many Christians are "struggling" in this life. They are constantly "flapping" just to make it through. The are struggling to have peace, struggling with problems, struggling to know what to do, struggling with temptations, etc.. Instead we should be "soaring". 
How do we get from struggling to soaring? By going a little higher. Going higher means that we press in a little closer to the Lord. It means that we move out of the flesh and into walking in the spirit. As we press in a little closer we will catch the wind of the Spirit and He will take us into that place of rest and lack of struggle- the place where we soar.
The Lord doesn't want you constantly struggling. He wants you soaring- like the verse above says. But the key is to go higher. Wait upon the Lord. Draw close to Him. Get your strength from Him. Get your rest from Him. Get that second wind from Him. Get the wisdom you need from Him. Get the grace you need from Him. He is the Wind that will take you higher and cause you to soar.
Have a great day. Are you struggling or soaring? Draw a little closer to the Lord and catch the wind of His Spirit which will take you higher so you can soar.
For further reading:
Zechariah 4:6
Matthew 11:28
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