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With God's help, I Provide hope and encouragement to women of faith through practical advice and tools. I blog about my personal experiences in overcoming trials, and I use my background in counseling to give tips and techniques to live a victorious life.
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Soar like an Eagle over Your Storms
Have you ever watched an eagle fly? They soar, they
don’t flap their wings like the other birds, but they ride on the wind currents
and soar. When storms or high winds come, the eagle rises above the storms,
they don’t stay in the middle of the storms like the other birds; they go
God will protect you from the storms in life. Soar like the eagle over your storms.
That is what we are to do when the “storms” come into our lives, we are
to rise above them. If we stay focused on our situations and difficult
circumstances we will get defeated and overwhelmed. But Jesus wants us to keep
our eyes focused on Him, and not the difficulties in this life.
Tragedy, heartache, and difficult circumstances
happen to everyone. Some people lose their focus during these times, and get
stuck in the storms of life. When you get stuck in the storms of life, you will
experience fear, worry, anxiousness, depression, and stress.
When the storms come be like the eagle who rises
above the storms. An eagle never appears worried or upset when a storm is
approaching, but the other birds seem distressed, panicky, and some even appear
fearful. Jesus wants us to be like the eagle, and when problems come, surrender
them. How do we soar above the storms? By not gazing at our problems, by not
focusing solely on the problem, by not trying to fix, solve, or analyze the
problem, and by completely trusting God that He is in control and has a plan.
those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength;
shall mount up with wings like eagles,
shall run and not be weary,
shall walk and not faint.
When we wait on the Lord to take care of our
problems and fulfill His promises to us, we gain His strength to help us rise
above life’s distractions and difficulties.
We are going to face a number of difficult circumstances
in our lifetimes, such as prodigal children, dysfunctional families, sickness,
death of a loved one, and rejection to name a few. When those hard times come,
keep steady like the eagle and don’t incessantly focus on the problem. It is
not easy to do, it will come with experience and lots of practice, but once you
begin to rise above your circumstances you will enter in God’s true peace and
rest for you.
If you have been married for any length of time you
know that marriage is hard work. As with anything successful in your life
putting time and effort are keys to how fruitful those things will be.
you did not have the proper role models growing up to show you how to have a
successful marriage, but you desire to have a healthy marriage.
God has brought you together with your spouse the greatest investment that you
can make besides your relationship with God is your marriage.
Anyone can have a dull, lifeless marriage, but a marriage
that is thriving takes certain elements to help it succeed. If you planted some
flowers but forgot to fertilize and water those plants they would eventually
become lifeless and die. Healthy marriages take the time to nurture and weed
out anything hindering their relationship.
Couples striving for a healthy marriage should first
ask God to cleanse their hearts of any unforgiveness, anger, resentment or
offenses of their spouse. Staying angry or rese…
you focus on the most will grow. The enemy will try to get
you to focus on what is wrong, what is not working, and what is worrisome to
you. When you lose your focus on what is
true, what is right, what is lovely and what is a good report (Philippians
4:6), you will begin to focus on the opposite of these.
to focus on the good will be a daily decision. When the enemy shows
you something that is causing fear, worry or frustration, turn away and CHOOSE to focus on the good.
→If your focus has been more on the negative lately
check to see who you have been hanging out with, what you have been reading or
watching on TV, and giving your attention to the most.
→An unthankful heart can cause you to focus on your
wants, but a heart of gratitude will cause you to focus on your blessings.
Distractions come to sidetrack you and get you to
focus on what the enemy has brought in front of you. Keeping focus on Jesus means deliberately
fading out everything that pulls you away from the…