The Way Of An Eagle: Key Life Lessons

As the year draws to a close, it is easy to start to feeling tired. The knees become feeble, and the hands drop, the shoulders sink and hope fades. But I feel strongly to encourage you today. Things might not be going as you expected. It is easy to give up. Don’t! I would like to share a few points using the way of an eagle. The eagle is the swiftest of birds, flies furthest when hungry and soars highest. It is an amazing bird.

Lesson One – Eye On The Prey

Eagles have strong and sharp vision. They can focus on something up to five kilometers away.When an eagle spots his prey, he narrows his focus on it and sets out to get it. No matter the obstacle, the eagle will not move his focus from the prey until he grabs it. The eagle will go for the prey in a “shock and awe” swoop. The key lesson here is that identify your vision and goals. Stick to your vision no matter what obstacles stand in your way.

Lesson Two – Love The Storm

What do you do when clouds gather and storms come? Run for cover? Not with the eagle. Eagles love the storm.When clouds gather, the eagles get excited. The eagle uses the storm’s winds to lift it higher.Once it finds the wing of the storm, the eagle uses the raging storm to lift him above the clouds. This gives the eagle an opportunity to glide and rest its wings. In the meantime all the other birds hide in the leaves and branches of the trees. When life gives you clouds, make some rain and gives you a storm, ride on it! There is an opportunity in every opposition. There is a testimony in every test. The darkest clouds yield the greatest rain. Your breaking point is your breakthrough moment. When life gives you lemons, make some lemonade.

Lesson Three – High Flyer

Eagles fly alone at high altitude and not with sparrows or ravens. No other bird can go to the height of the eagle. They are in a league of their own, and know the real joys of flying. The lesson here is that break away from the crowd. Even Moses, the lawgiver had to leave the crowd at the foothills while he went to communicate with Yahweh on the mountain top. The crowd is occupied with conversations about dictators, gossip, bar talk, inflation, run off or is it runway? Be part of bigger conversations like “How can we make a dent in the universe?” If you remain amongst the crowd, you will achieve success that is common to common man. For uncommon success, go for altitude!

Lesson Four – New Opportunities

Eagles do not eat dead things or carcasses like vultures. They feed only on fresh prey. Why go for the past when there is a better future beckoning? Always be on the lookout for new opportunities. There is no use crying over that failed business or relationship. You can start all over again. Only scavengers go and look for dead prey in occupied territory. Entrepreneurs create new hunting territories.

Lesson Five – Be Choosy

The Eagle tests before it trusts. When a female eagle meets a male and they want to mate, she flies down to earth with the male pursuing her and she picks a twig.She flies back into the air with the male pursuing her. Once she has reached a height high enough for her, she lets the twig fall to the ground and watches it as it falls. The male chases after the twig. The faster it falls, the faster he chases it.He has to catch it before it falls to the ground.He then brings it back to the female eagle. The female eagle grabs the twig and flies to a higher altitude and then drops the twig for the male to chase.This goes on for hours, with the height increasing until the female eagle is assured that the male eagle has mastered the art of catching the twig which shows commitment. Then and only then, will she allow him to mate with her. Test before you trust. Partnership can make or break you. Just be sure, you are hitched to the right partner whether in business or any venture.

Lesson Six – Renew Yourself

When an eagle is oppressed with old age, his bill grows so much that he cannot open his mouth in order to take meat. He then smites his beak against a stone, and breaks off the growth that prevented him from eating; and then he goes to his ordinary food, and becomes young again. When an Eagle grows old, his feathers become weak and cannot take him as fast as he should. When he feels weak and about to die, he retires to a place far away in the rocks. While there, he plucks out every feather on his body until he is completely bare. He stays in this hiding place until he has grown new feathers and with them renews his youth, and then he can come out with new vigour. It is important to constantly renew yourself by shedding off those bad habits, and getting yourself out of the rut.

Authors Note:

If you enjoyed this article, you will certainly enjoy my latest book based on article. You can grab a copy on Amazon How To Rise Like An Eagle:Reinvent, Refresh, Renew, Recharge Yourself

Enjoy!

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24 comments

    1. Thank you. That is very kind and encouraging of you and you have much blessed me! I am just about to publish On Eagles Wings as a free eBook so if you send me your email address to eagleministries1@btinternet.com I will send you a copy when it is published.

      Blessings

      Sy

      Any other reader of this blog can do this as well!

      1. Hi

        Sorry for the delay in replying. Life is overtaking me at the moment. I hope the book will be available soon….
        Please send an email to eagleministries1@btinternet.com with your email address and as soon it is ready I will send it out at no charge.

      2. Hello Everybody

        I have finally got my new eBook “On Eagles Wings” published and it is now available free of charge. Also an article U recently wrote called “I Saw Three Ships Go Sailing By”. Click on these two Dropbox links to access them. They should appear on your screen as PDF files and then you can save and download them.

        https://www.dropbox.com/s/ognqhyoqs71eozq/I%20Saw%20Three%20Ships%20Go%20Sailing%20By.pdf

        https://www.dropbox.com/s/1qtvecm29vfs9n6/On%20Eagles%20Wings%20-%20Private%20PDF.pdf

        Blessings

        Sy

  1. Dear Mr Nyatsine

    I found your excellent article “The Way of an Eagle” whilst doing a search on Google for that term. It is inspiring and very well written

    I am writing to ask you if I might have your permission to reproduce that article in a new book I am writing. It is the story of a spiritual journey, a journey through the refiners fire over the last 4 1/2 years. In February 2008 my wife walked out of our marriage very suddenly and unexpectedly. The following month God came to me and promised to bring her home to me and restore our marriage if I would live my life in 100% obedience to him for the rest of my life. All I had to do was to pray and fast He would do the rest.

    Eagles have played a very important part in this journey, in dreams, visions, scripture and the real thing so this magnificent bird of prey means a very great deal to me.

    The book is called “On Eagles Wings” and it is the story of breaking, humbling, a wilderness experience and being reborn into new life by the undeserved grace of our Lord. Now, after 4 1/2 years of prayer and fasting my wife wants to come home. We are not there yet but the time is close.

    The book is being written using extracts from the journal I have kept throughout this journey. If you would be kind enought to let me have an email address I can send you the journal entries where your article appears for you to see them in context..

    Thank you and I really look forward to hearing from you.

    In Christ

    Sy Newitt

    eagle.ministries@btinternet.com

    1. Dear Sy

      Thank you very much for you kind comments. Please kindly go ahead and qoute from the article I wrote with full acknowledgement.

      best wishes and I look forward to your book.

      Regards

      Lovemore

      1. Dear Lovemore

        Thank you indeed. That is kind of you to give permission. On Eagles Wings is a free e-book so if you would like to send an email to eagle.ministries@btinternet.com I will send you a copy when it is ready.

        That will be some weeks as there is a lot to do.

        Many thanks again

        Sy

  2. This is indeed an interesting,encouraging article and a food for thought for men who want to soar to the highest height in life. Keep it up!

  3. Hi thank you for this blessed article.. I searched for this information for twenty seven years and click on eagles but not this one is found.. heard a pastor today talking about ways of an eagle and then this is when I search for the ways of an eagle.. I thank God for an eagle always as He created this peculiar bird for His children to learn from. This illuminate my understanding of Isaiah 40:31 in the bible for rising like an eagle.. So awesome God is He created awesome living things as us and eagles as well..Thank you so much!!!! Be well.

  4. I really want to thank you for such an inspiring article. This has opened my eyes to some facts about life. Thanks

  5. I searched specifically for this , as the thought of the eagle came to my mind. It is just what I needed at this time. Thank you for sharing – keep looking up!

  6. l have always felt encouraged about the life of an eagle. Thanks for making it a reminder to me today. l feel moved a step ahead and shall remain focused. With God all stumbling blocks will be conquered.

  7. I like what you’ve written about Eagles. I am amazed with how they were made significantly to bless our lives. God bless the eagles of the mountains!

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