Lessons from the Eagle

Lessons from the Eagle

Proverbs 30:18 mentions “the way of an eagle in the sky” as one of three amazing wonders.  I too continue to be inspired by this great bird.  The eagle has many lessons to share.

Leadership & Self Improvement

  • Eagles display great strength and boldness.  The eagle is our national symbol.  We assign the term “eagle” to important things:  Eagle Scout, the Eagle Spacecraft, a golf term, logos, songs, etc.
  • When an eagle sees a storm coming, he doesn’t run and hide.  He climbs and soars above the storm, riding upon the turbulent updrafts.  He can fly as high as 10,000 feet.
  • It possesses keen vision and incredible farsightedness.  Leaders can see something ordinary people can’t.
  • One of the greatest traits of a leader is taking action with courage and boldness.  He or she faces problems head-on and discovers ways to overcome them.
  • Eagles periodically preen their feathers by applying a waxy secretion from the preen gland located near the base of the tail.  Are you taking time to develop your own skills and talents?   Self improvement requires action and may be uncomfortable at times.

Family Commitment

  • Once they mate and pair up, eagles stay together until one partner dies.  This year my mom and dad celebrated 45 years of marriage.  That’s a huge statement of commitment in an age of short-lived relationships.
  • Over the course of about 2 weeks, the eagle couple will build a 6 to 10 foot diameter nest.  Some nests can weigh up to 2 tons.  With patience, they add one stick at a time.  A great home is not created overnight.
  • They build their nests on high places away from danger.  Pray for God’s protective umbrella over your family, and keep your ideals high.
  • The mother eagle will lay usually 2 eggs, and both parents participate with incubation and eaglet care.
  • When the eaglets reach a certain age, Mom and Dad eagle churn up the soft nest, making it uncomfortable for their young offspring.  They encourage the eaglets to spread their wings and leave the nest.  Can you imagine how scary it must be for the young eagle to make his or her first flight?  As parents, one of our biggest roles is helping our kids become adults and gain their independence.

Spiritual

  • God saves us and bears us up.  He alone gives us strength.  Isaiah 40:31
  • It’s sad when I visit a zoo and see an eagle assigned to a cage.  The Apostle Paul tells us in Romans 6, 7 & 8 that we are finally free from sin’s bondage.  But we live like the bars are still there.  God wants us to walk in faith and soar to greater heights because now we CAN.
  • Remember who you are:  a royal priesthood, child of God, chosen, holy, bought with His precious blood.
  • Eagles are fierce and wild.  Pray for boldness and the ability to fly high above your problems and temptations.

Praise God for His creation and the inspiration we find there.  Perhaps you’d like to share a lesson you’ve learned through the creation.

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10 Responses to Lessons from the Eagle

  1. Doreen says:

    Hi Scott, I am very impressed with your article on th “Lessons from the Eagle.” I came across your site looking for inpirational words or quotes to help me get over my current personal crises and I found this; I am not a church goers but I do believe in the Almighty One. Thanks for the wonderful words; I know I can soar like an eagle now to overcome the storm I am in with the Almighty One’s guidance and help.
    Keep up your wonderful work. Almighty One Bless you,
    Greetings from PNG.

  2. Hi Scott,
    I so enjoyed your article on the eagle. Years ago I heard a teaching (by Joyce Meyer) on the Eagle that I will never forget. It was very thought provoking. Your article brought it all back to mind. When you consider the ways of the Eagle, you can’t help but think how wonderful the Lord is. He is truly a loving Father. His ways are always higher than our ways. Thank you so much for bringing this out. I will always hold the revelation of the Father’s love through the example of the Eagle.

    God bless you & keep you & make His face to shine upon you,
    Grace

  3. Mildred Aenchbacher says:

    I am so thankful that you know the Lord. You have taken the responsibility of “In all thy ways acknowledge HIM, and HE will direct your path. You have a great ministry with Trails of Life. The article about the Eagle was great. We all need to soar like an Eagle in our Christian walk and see just how high the Lord will take us. God Bless you Scott. Keep up the good work.
    Mimmie

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  6. Julia Lenkoane-Miller says:

    You published this in 2011 and it’s 2016 I am too benefiting from it, why? Because it’s the truth. Few months ago I went to a Women’s Retreat and a scripture about Eagles was read, I then asked, why the Eagle? One of the ladies told me I have to study the life of an Eagle, she shared a little, but time was limited. I’ve been curious since then and today I decided to take a step and research and this article came up together with Joyce Meyers teaching on Eagles. I am so excited for this piece, may God continue to bless you.

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