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Eagles and Butterflies

Posted Friday, November 5, 2010, at 4:24 PM

She wanted to be an eagle but was born a butterfly

Often in prayer she would ask GOD why

But GOD never answered why she was what she was

GOD seldom explains why He does what He does

Unable to cope with life's pressures and strife

Butterfly questioned the value of her christian life

Tears stream down her face as she watches eagles soar

Bitterly disappointed that she herself could not do more

She flutters from flower to flower drinking in their nectar

Quietly pollinating as they are felt and touched by her

But in her tortured mind she thinks that she only takes

Never seeing what a difference to others her life makes

Eagles are strong and powerful this is very true

But eagles cannot minister in the way that you do


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True, we all can't be eagles. Eagles, of course, get the "press".

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.

This is the goal. And far too often we fall short of the goal. We love the testimonies and stories of how GOD is greatly using someone and then we look at how little we do.

In my early days as a christian I wanted to be a "heavy brother". This was back in the days of the Jesus Movement in Detroit, Michigan. Heavy brothers understood scripture and a lot of other things. Well, these many years later I achieved my goal of being a heavy brother only not in the way I had in mind. LOL

But in nature animals do not get to decide what they will be when they grow up. A dog cannot become an elephant or a fish a hummingbird. I believe GOD had a purpose and plan for each of our lives. If I am a butterfly there are lives I will touch that eagles cannot.

Micah 6:8 He hath showed thee, O man, what is good...

We see eagles getting attention and all that is around us are flowers no one really notices. But they are beautiful.

...and what doth the Lord require of thee...

The Lord measures our lives not in how high we fly over others but how we touch others in the place where He has placed us.

...but to do justly...

Just do. We don't need more light, insight, power. We do need to just do what we know is right. Often, doing what is right is not doing what is easy.

...love mercy...

We do love mercy received. But is it more blessed to give than receive?

...and walk humbly with thy GOD...

In a world where getting to the top at any cost is the rule instead of exception humility is not usually considered an asset. In the world. But in the kingdom of GOD...

Isaiah 57:15 For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.

In the eyes of the world a butterfly

Who hovers in the valley below

In the eyes of GOD an eagle

Who helps to make others grow


-- Posted by apureheart on Mon, Nov 8, 2010, at 11:27 AM

What a message! No, we can't all be eagles; we just need to minister good in the way God desires us to.

-- Posted by swift on Fri, Nov 5, 2010, at 4:33 PM

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