Made To Fly!


This post is written to link with Five Minute Friday: write for five minutes on a one-word prompt.  The prompt today is “fly.”  Also sharing with the Blogger Voices Network and Sunday Thoughts.

As we rounded the corner, we noticed that there was a bird ahead of us, standing in the middle of the road, a short distance off, but right in our path.

My friend was driving and he expected the bird to move, but as we got closer it continued to stand there happily in the middle of the road, unaware of the approaching danger- completely oblivious.

We were getting pretty close now, so my friend slowed the car a little, and finally the bird noticed us, but here’s the crazy part…

It tried to run away!

For quite a few seconds we rode along behind the bird, which was increasingly panicking, running as fast as its legs would carry it.  We wondered how long it would be before it realised.  Then, at last, it was as if it remembered it had something greater than the speed of its running.

It had wings!

As the bird finally soared off safely into the sky, my friend remarked, “Why do things with feet and wings try to use the feet first?”

Good question!  But I have to be honest- sometimes I can be just as stupid as that bird.  Maybe you can relate too.

A difficult circumstance arises and I try to work my way out of it.  I worry, I plan, I think, I question.  In my panic, I work frantically, trying to sort everything out, trying to make it right, all the time forgetting that I have a greater power.

I have God’s power- the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead.”  (Ephesians 3:19-20 NLT)

I have the Holy Spirit- a Spirit of “power, love, and self-discipline.”  (2 Timothy 1:7 NLT)

I have a God who promises power to the weak and strength to the powerless.”  (Isaiah 40:29 NLT)

I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.”  (Philippians 4:13 NLT)

Why use your feet when you have wings?

We were not made to battle on in our own strength, desperately running and never quite making it.

We were made to fly!

The Mom Gene

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32 thoughts on “Made To Fly!

  1. This is such a good lesson for us to remember! And the picture in my mind of a little bird frantically running away from a car before finally remembering it can fly away will be one that sticks with me in all this. 🙂 Thanks for sharing! Your FMF neighbor #29

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  2. Your story reall made me sit up and take notice. Why do creatures with feet and wings try using feet first? Is it a mortal default move? Does flying require an inhale and then a relaxation moment? I’m thinking…….

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  3. Thank you for this encouraging reminder. I have been running because I was afraid of flying, but I prayerfully step past that fear. Have a great weekend.

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    1. I’m glad it encouraged you. Praying for you to have the courage to take that step of faith and fly, and that you know God with you, filling you with his strength. Hope you have a great weekend too!


  4. Gosh, how true! We take the hard way instead of resting in God’s promises that He has given us all we need for the present moment. We just got to use it! I can imagine it must have been pretty funny to watch that bird too! I’m glad it finally remembered it’s wings once the panic subsided!

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