What do you do when clouds gather and storms break? 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 if it 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.
The challenges of life must never weigh you down. Your situation is not your destination. You must never allow where you are to determine what you can do. Where you are, is not who you are. When an eagle finds itself in the midst of the storm, it rises above the storm. An eagle is an eagle and will rise above every storm. Your identity determines your destiny. When you know who you are, you will never allow circumstances to define. Don’t be defined by your problems, define your problems.
Many of God’s masterpieces were created in obscure and difficult circumstances. Moses and David were trained to shepherd Israel at the backend of the desert looking after goats and sheep.
The circumstances of your birth must never determine the circumference of your worth. Jesus was born in a small Judean village called Bethlehem in a manger, yet his influence reached the uttermost paths of the earth. Mary delivered in a manger. When you are carrying a dream, you can deliver under any conditions. Greatness gravitates towards your gift – the wise men from the East visited Jesus in a manger! Cheer up, wherever you are – you carry something special. Your gift will give your life a lift. You can ride every life storm!
You were created on purpose, with purpose for a purpose. The storms of life do not and cannot change your purpose – they reveal it!
Extract from my book : How To Rise Like An Eagle