How To Soar Like A Eagle ~ Choose To Be Ordinary Or Extraordinary

How To Soar Like an Eagle and NOT Sit Like A Duck

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What would you rather do? Soar like a eagle or sit like a duck? If you read my blog then you know that I am a huge person of metaphors if you are new here then welcome I am a huge person of metaphors.  You may be wondering what in the world I am talking about and why on Earth am I comparing you, a human being, to a bird.  In my brain (which I like to call Sophia brain) the difference between an eagle and a duck is clear.

And I want you to decide here and now, what are you? An eagle is a magnetic bird that soars far above the rest.  And because it is so unique and so strong it does not normally run in a pack (AKA a flock) but it does not have to, because an eagle’s power speaks for itself.

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A duck, on the other hand, they just fly in flocks.  There are so many of them that they just follow each other. They are so common and even some of them may be pretty. But are they strong, are they are rare, no not really?  They are just all the same. Doing and being the same exact thing.  Which is not anything special.

One of the popular Bible verses about how to soar on wings like an eagle comes from Isaiah 40:31 and it says: 

But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] Will gain new strength and renew their power; They will lift up their wings [and rise up close to God] like eagles [rising toward the sun]; They will run and not become weary, They will walk and not grow tired. Isaiah 40:31 

A duck, on the other hand, God does not have anything to say about them.  But notice what it takes to be an eagle and what is required of you, being strong so that whatever you face you will not grow weary and becoming an eagle is a process BUT if you are able to endure then you can tolerate anything, AND gain strength and power on top of it. Don’t forget to check out my video below on this topic for more tips and subscribe to my channel for more content.

1. Soar Like A Eagle ~ How To Know If You Are A Duck

Soar on wings like an eagle ~ Here is another metaphor.   Once my son and I went to feed a flock of ducks that were resting in a pond by our house.  One of the ducks let out a quack at the sight of us, all the ducks looked at us and like that ALL the ducks flew off. Had one duck even stayed then maybe they would have figured out that we were trying to give them food? Maybe one duck would have been blessed.

But what did the ducks do?  They took the word or quack of one scared duck and all flew off.  That is the classic duck persona.  One who follows the other one never getting to know what life is about for themselves.  They just do and be what they see the other ducks do and be and ultimately they miss out on a blessing because not one of them is willing to tear away from the flock and see what life has to offer for themselves but instead they just follow the flock.  People who are ducks are scared to step out on faith (see my blog here).

They are scared to stand out and all they want to do is fit in and fly around with the other ducks.  When people are ducks they are not leaders.  They are just letting life and situations pass them by, sitting in the pond doing nothing really significant.  They never fly too high and they never break away from the pack.  They stay in the life of ordinary and familiar, and are fearful to be all that they can be.

2. Soar Like A Eagle Or Sick Like A Duck Case In Point:

If you are a duck I do not want to call you an anybody BUT instead, I want to get an excerpt from the Christian based book the Dream Giver that you can click here to buy.  This book for me shows the progressions of someone who is a duck, wanting to be an eagle, who then turns into an eagle.  But at the beginning of the book here is the duck mentality.

Not long ago and not far away, a Nobody named Ordinary lived in the Land of Familiar. Every day was pretty much the same for Ordinary. In the mornings he got up and went to his Usual Job. After work, he ate almost the same dinner he’d eaten the evening before. Then he sat in his recliner and watched the box that mesmerized most Nobodies on most nights. Sometimes, Best Friend came over to join Ordinary in front of the box. Sometimes, Ordinary went to his Parents’ and they watched together. For the most part, not much happened in Familiar that hadn’t happened before. Ordinary thought he was content. He found the routines reliable. He blended in with the crowd. And mostly, he wanted only what he had. Until the day Ordinary noticed a small, nagging.

That nagging is the nagging to become an eagle but few people answer the call. For the Bible specifically tells us:

“For many are called, but few are chosen.”.” Matthew 22:14

God wants us all to have THAT LIFE. To be eagles and to mount of all on mountains and all that wonderful good stuff BUT few answers that call. Few become an eagle and few have what it takes to become an eagle.  Just like the life for Mr. Ordinary, here is another excerpt from what most people experience when they have gotten the call.

Ordinary thought he was content. He found the routines reliable. He blended in with the crowd. And mostly, he wanted only what he had. Until the day Ordinary noticed a small, nagging feeling that something big was missing from his life. Or maybe the feeling was that he was missing from something big. He wasn't sure.

Now when ordinary wanted to share his dream with his closet friends the following happened:

Best Friend looked surprised, but he didn't laugh. "That's very…big," he said. "But if I were you, I wouldn't talk about this Dream of yours too much. Nobodies around here might take you for a fool." Ordinary didn't want to look like a fool. So after that he kept his Big Dream to himself.

And this is how one remains a duck.

3. Soar Like a Eagle ~ How To Know If You Were Meant to Soar Like An Eagle

When you think of how to soar on wings like an eagle think of this.  How many of you have seen an eagle in real life soar in the air?  If you had then you would know what it means to soar like an eagle. To see an eagle in its natural habitat is rare. While ducks can be seen any and everywhere if you see an eagle you count yourself lucky.  It may be so high in the sky that you find yourself wondering if you are even seeing an eagle.  The way it flies is unmistakable and the majestic nature of the eagle is incredible.

BUT how do you know if you were meant to soar like an eagle? I personally think that everyone was MEANT to but few people actually do it.  The reason why I love the Dream Giver is that it walks you through this process.  Take for example the following story also from the book that shows BOTH people were meant to be an eagle BUT only one actually became an eagle.

Ordinary and his Father sat together quietly. His Father seemed to be remembering something, too. After a while he asked, “When you woke up to your Big Dream, Son, did you happen to find…a feather?” Ordinary was shocked. “How did you know?” he asked. “A long time ago, I woke up to a Dream, too,” his Father said. “And it came with a long white feather. It was a wonderful Dream. I kept the feather on my windowsill while I waited for a chance to pursue it. I waited and waited. But it never seemed possible… One day I noticed the feather had turned to dust.”

When you choose to soar like a eagle becoming an eagle requires you to have faith and not to sit, wait, hope, and dream but never act.  It requires taking a chance, sometimes soaring on your own, even if no one is with you and even if no one understands you. It means believing in yourself and going after what you want, no matter what.

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 

If you are meant to be an eagle it requires the ability to have faith beyond what you see, beyond what anyone says, and to follow your own path, just because you know you should even if it means that you are going to follow the path alone.

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4. If you want to soar like an eagle then know what is required.

So if you want to soar like an eagle you have to be confident in your abilities.  Do not get affected with other people bringing you down (see my blog here) because an eagle is not surrounded by people anyway.  An eagle does not look for validation or permission to be, it just is.  That is why if you do not want to be a duck you have to live your life. Stop letting other people tell you what they want you to do and how they want you to live (see my blog here). Because that is duck behavior.

I want to go back to the Bible verse that I mentioned at the beginning of this post, because in it lies the secret to knowing how to soar on wings like an eagle.

But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] Will gain new strength and renew their power; They will lift up their wings [and rise up close to God] like eagles [rising toward the sun]; They will run and not become weary, They will walk and not grow tired. Isaiah 40:31 

Notice that an eagle waits for the Lord.  And not just waits for the Lord but waits with expectancy.  In Galatians 5:22, states patience [not the ability to wait, but how we act while waiting],.  You cannot be an eagle if you are waiting on the Lord with a nasty attitude, but rather an eagle has poise, they are in control of their emotions, and when they wait they know how to wait for the perfect time and in the perfect way.

And know that becoming an eagle is not easy.  There are a lot of life lessons that you must go through as an eagle and there are times that you will probably even have to go through it alone, or with just you and God.  Because that is the only way to build your trust in God, your faith, and to give you power in your own ability and strength (with God’s help of course) and then you will have the courage you need to stand alone in your own power and not feel that you have to rely on the entire flocks of other ducks to validate you, to help you do everything, to do everything for you, or to even tell you what to do.  You will be able to live your own life, according to your own truth, and not caring what anyone has to say about it.

When you choose to soar like an eagle that also means that you are choosing to be different and stand out. And like an eagle you know that even if you do not have a flock there is nothing you cannot accomplish on your own (see my blog here). As an eagle you do not fear life, you do not fear hard work, and you do not fear to dream (see my blog here). As an eagle, you know that a dream is just a preview of your life to come and you do not get intimidated by what seems to be impossible.

“Is it at your command that the eagle mounts up And makes his nest on high [in an inaccessible place]? “On the cliff he dwells and remains [securely], Upon the point of the rock and the inaccessible stronghold. Job 39:27-28

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Notice these words, in an inaccessible place which means a place where no one can touch you and is exalted above the rest, a place that is secure, meaning that although you feared what lied ahead your place is even more secure and solid as a rock and unshakable because God commanded you there and you just so happen to listen. Not only listen but you chose to do what was required of you to become an eagle. Even when it was hard.

As a duck you will just sit there let life pass you by, then one day you will wake up looking crazy wondering what happened to your life and where the time went. As a duck, you will accomplish nothing significant, do nothing significant, and no one will really remember you. But as an eagle, you will be rare and you will do the impossible.  So which do you choose?

Remember how I spoke about having faith, that can be hard when we don’t see how or what BUT, the act of having faith means speaking positive things into existence and believing that God hears you and is working on your blessings.  This is why I have this Christian Manifestation Guide, with both Bible verses and affirmations for you to say to yourself to increase your faith so that you can be an eagle.  Click here to buy or the picture below.

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