Yet, the strength of those who wait with hope in the LORD will be renewed.
They will soar on wings like eagles. They will run and will not become weary. They will walk and will not grow tired. ISAIAH 40 : 31
WHAT DOES YOUR CHARACTER SAY ABOUT YOU ? ..
God's Word tells you that you are God's representative .. Jesus Christ lives in you .. You are His home !!
As God's representative, He is able to make His appeal to the world through you ..
Now with this being true, you are meant to live your life with excellence, so that people around you will begin to want what you have .. Jesus !!
You need to live your life by always displaying a Godly Character .. Your Character is expressed through your behavior patterns and your natural response to situations.
As God's child you must be aware that the world will be watching you .. They will looking to see just what kind of character you have.
BIRDS YOU MAY ASK .. WHAT DO THEY HAVE TO DO WITH ANYTHING ? ..
Well as you know .. In the world today there are many different kinds of birds .. just as there are many different kinds of Christians .. all displaying some very different characteristics .. Take a look at a few examples ..
The Magpie .. They are very aggressive bullies, who fight and chase others away. They are harsh, pushy and they only worry about themselves .. Does this perhaps sound a little like you ?
The Kookaburras .. They think that life is one big party and they really do not take anything very seriously at all. They are always clowning around, often showing insensitive behavior to those around them .. Does this perhaps sound a little like you ?
The Parrot .. They are known to be the talkers and they mimic and repeat just about everything they hear. They do " talk the talk " by copying others but they definitely do not " walk the walk ". They seem to be all talk and no action .. Does this perhaps sound a little like you ?
The Chicken .. They are generally nervous and afraid. Unfortunately they very seldom fly or reach their full potential in life, and when they come face to face with any kind of stormy situation, they flap around aimlessly, kicking up dirt, looking for the nearest and most convenient escape route .. Does this perhaps sound a little like you ?
AND THEN YOU HAVE ..
The Eagle .. They are strong, bold and fiercely devoted. They are reliable mates and very devoted parents. They are confident enough to stand alone against life's storms, in fact when the storms appear they will actually turn to face it, to feel the wind in their faces, then when the time is right they spread their wings and use the storms adversity to their advantage. Catching the violent up-draft that is caused by the storm the Eagle is carried through the clouds into the bright sunshine above, where they patiently wait until the storm blows over and the skies once again become clear and calm .. Does this perhaps sound a little like you ?
In the Scripture from Isaiah you are told that if you " Wait on the Lord ", you will mount up close to God, just as the Eagle mounts up to the sun.
God has compared you to the Eagle because He longs for you to reach your full potential .. God does not want you to be displaying bad characteristics or flapping around aimlessly causing a commotion for all the world to see.
God wants you to be still and to face the storms of life head on, just as the Eagle does .. but most importantly God wants you to put your confidence in Him .. " Wait on the Lord " .. spend time with Him .. Be in His presence and as you do this you will become " one " with Him and His character is then developed in you.
God WILL see you " through " .. He will give you all the strength and wisdom you require to ride out life's storms.
So rise a little higher .. Wait on God and you become the Eagle Representative that God has created you to be.
IT IS STRANGE THAT WHILE PRAYING, YOU SELDOM ASK FOR A CHANGE OF CHARACTER
.. BUT ..ALWAYS A CHANGE OF CIRCUMSTANCES