At the lake while fishing, Peter the son of Zebedde with his brothers were told by Jesus Christ ‘follow me and I will make you fishers of men’; and later when Peter confessed to Jesus Christ that you are the Son of God…Jesus Christ said that on this rock I will build my Church. However, Peter a dedicated follower of Christ at the time when the LORD was arrested…despite his confession not to abandon Christ … he run away in the face of danger. That was the beginning of Peter’s trials and testing, however the Word of God shows that Peter changed his status from being a mere follower of Jesus Christ to a great leader in the body of Christ.
Just like the LORD called Peter, so were you and I called to be followers of Jesus Christ. A baby Christian for starters is required to ‘eat’ the word of God and grow in the LORD. However, a time comes when “like an eagle that stirs up its nest and hovers over its young, ”encouraging the young ones to spread their wings and fly; so does that time come in our Christian walk when God encourages us to spread our wings, fly and take our position in HIM.
The Eagle… “spreads its wings to catch them and carries them to its pinions” Deut 32:11. These young birds have to overcome their fright of great heights, spread out their wings and learn how to fly so as to live the destiny of an Eagle. It takes trust.
Joseph’s destiny as an Eagle was to be the 2nd ruler of Egypt, however, he could not have been the efficient ruler he turned out to be if he was to move from his cherished position of a favored son in a well to do home into his destiny. God had a plan for Joseph, and made his way to go through the Pit, Potiphar’s home, Prison before finally getting into the Palace. Joseph’s training changed him from a young man pleading with his brothers to take him from the pit into a man whom his brothers were bowing down to with deep respect.
Are you taking steps from being a mere follower of Christ into that great servant that you where destined to be?
Yes, as a follower of Christ, the LORD stirs your nest…a sign for one to grow from babies in the LORD…spread out one’s wings and fly in HIS service. We do experience the bewilderment and fright of a young eagle whose mother is stirring the nest; nonetheless, let us be encouraged that when God stirs the nest and we fall out of our comfort zones…God spreads out his wings to catch us; he will stand by our side. It takes trust in God to rise up and fulfill one’s destiny in the Kingdom of God.
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5 -6