“To boldly go where no man has gone before?”
If you want to go to a place no one has gone before, you want to make sure you have a good captain.
You know your captain is a little shaky when…
…your shuttlecraft has been up on blocks for over a month
…you have a shuttle called “Billy Joe Bob”
…he refers to Photon Torpedoes as “Popguns”
…he installs a set of bullhorns on the front of the saucer section
…he says “Got your ears on, good buddy” instead of “open hailing frequencies”
…he hangs fuzzy dice over the view screen
…he says “Yee-Ha!” instead of “Engage”
…he insists on calling his executive officer “Bubba”
…he programs the food replicator for beer, ribs, and turnip greens
I love the Star Trek theme “Seek out new life and new civilizations.”
There is a innate desire in us to discover something new.
What Stops You From Living Life to the Fullest?
You want to experience something new in life but it just takes too much work?
It has been said that nobody makes changes unless the pain is enough to force oneself to make the change.
Have you had this desire for a change but things are just too comfortable where you are right now?
Here Are Two Suggestions
If you’re feeling too comfortable, than you have to grasp the positive benefits you will receive in taking this new step into your future.
You will have to reinforce over and over in your mind the reasons you want to take this next step, even if it is difficult.
2. No Man is an Island
Find a friend who will encourage you or maybe even join you, as you begin this new adventure.
Find the friend inside your soul that will be the champion for you as take this next step.
Another Barrier – Fear of failure
Many times we have a desire to try something new but we are afraid of failing.
What do you say to yourself about failing? Has this fear stopped you from trying before?
Here is a question for you,”what do you have to lose if you try?
A little embarrassment? A feeling of disappointment?
Who is going to judge you if you fail?”
In reality, we are going to be the one we listen to, and we our worst critics.
Remember, most people are so consumed with their own lives; they don’t really care what we are doing.
Eagles want to go where no one has gone before
We can learn some important lessons from this majestic creation of God. Eagles have a wing span of 2 meters and are around 90 cm tall.
The eagle mates for life and uses the same nest for life. This nest is built in a safe place, often on the ledge of a sharp cliff.
It is built to last and the largest nest reported is 9 = feet wide and 20 feet deep.
When the babies are born, both parents assume responsibility for their care. They are gentle parents, sitting on the eggs for one month.
The parents bring food up to the nest and feed them small pieces of meat. Within 45 days they can weigh nearly 40 times their birth weight.
At three months they get special feathers for flying and a new learning experience begins.
The mother eagle flies into the nest and begins to thrash around causing a great commotion.
Eventually one of the babies will fall out of the nest and begin heading for the earth below.
Never having used his wings before, he’s not really sure what to do, but does lots of flapping while heading straight down!
Just before the baby hits the ground, the mother eagle flies underneath in order to ‘catch’ the baby on her powerful wings and she flies him safely back to the nest.
This continues on day after day until all the babies learn to fly.
If God created us in God’s image than God will never let us crash and burn.
“like an eagle that stirs up its nest and hovers over its young, that spreads its wings to catch them and carries them on its pinions.” Deuteronomy 32:10-11
“like an eagle that stirs up its nest and hovers over its young,
that spreads its wings to catch them and carries them on its pinions.” Deuteronomy 32:10-11
Eagles do not fly like other birds; they don’t flap their wings but rather soar.
Flapping their wings would use incredible amounts of their own strength and endurance and they would require so much more food as fuel if they didn’t soar.
I love this idea that it takes more energy to flap our wings than it does to SOAR.
When we let go of comfortableness, fear, judgments, reservations, disappointments and trust that God will guide us, we begin to soar.
I would much rather soar than just flap my wings wouldn’t you?
they will soar on wings like eagles: they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:28-31
they will soar on wings like eagles:
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not faint.”
If you can trust the God who created you, to be your captain, you will soar into your future.
Be a Miracle