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.
- 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.
- 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.