Unlike this butterfly struggling against the breeze, I spotted a hawk soaring high on those same winds. Hawks trust the breezes to lift them higher. No GPS or google maps, they just stretch their wings and go!
The higher we want to go, the more we must trust God to take us there.
Small things we can do in our small power. Larger missions, accomplishments and dreams of any real substance are all acquired with God.
Few people reach their full potential without that absolute trust. There are those who do reach certain heights in themselves, but eventually the burden of their pseudo-success becomes too much for them to bear. Most “self-made” people often collapse under the strain of relying on themselves for everything.
We must grow larger spiritually and mentally into a wider wing span, stretching ourselves, daring to go higher than we ever thought possible if we are to soar as God intended us to do.
Likewise, we must have a keen eye just like a hawk. These birds aren’t flying blind. We shouldn’t either. Large fowl can spot the smallest of opportunities/food from their great heights. God gives us this same vision and discernment when we ask Him, trust Him and have faith enough to actually follow where He leads.
Now, I’m not keen on going anywhere and not know where I’m going. Yet, this same reluctance can cause us to miss out on some of our largest blessings. Admittedly, I’ve gone a few places in life with my eyes wide open (or so I thought) and that didn’t turn out well at all!
So…I’d rather go blindly with God than move forward eyes wide open, but aimless and with no direction!
Besides, my tiny little wings can only take me so far. But with God…
Technically, bumble bees can’t fly. Their bodies and short wing spans defy the laws of physics. But God creates those “laws” and breaks them as He deems fit. Man will never understand all of God. We see only a glimpse of His Majesty. That’s why we must trust!
All things are possible to him who believes!
“Jesus, said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things [are] possible to him that believeth,” Mark 9:23 KJV
Will my hopes and dreams come to fruition? Only God knows. But knowing that they are indeed possible is enough for me to spread my wings and try to fly just a little bit higher.
What about you?
Wow! I enjoy your blog – writings and photos as well!!! Be blessed!
“But blessed is the man who trusts me, God,
the woman who sticks with God.
They’re like trees replanted in Eden,
putting down roots near the rivers—
Never a worry through the hottest of summers,
never dropping a leaf,
Serene and calm through droughts,
bearing fresh fruit every season. (Jer. 17: 7-8, The Message)
Thanks so much for taking time to stop by today and comment. I appreciate it so much. B Blessed! Lilka
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Good, now go fly high! 🙂 B Blessed!
Wow, my spirit is soaring as I read these words. Thank you for starting my morning right…carried by The Holy Spirit!
You are very welcome! Enjoy a beautiful day. Peace to you!
Wow. Beautiful photos.
Thank you very much. My mother gave me a camera and now I’m hooked! 🙂
I heard a butterfly “fact” the other day, your post reminded me – and I went to have a look:
“Monarchs have specialized body parts to help it navigate and migrate long distances. They orient themselves both in longitude and latitude, a unique ability, and can travel up to a mile high.”
Lovely post, Lilka, thank you 🙂
Butterhighfly?! love it! 🙂
Great message Lilka, thank you… We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us… Faith, Faith, Faith
“The higher we want to go, the more we must trust God to take us there.”
I love this!
Matthew 9:23 is one of my favorite verses.
Mine too! I just have to burn it into my brain sometimes. Again. And Again. And Again! 🙂
I just LOVE your messages! Inspirational!!!! God bless.
Right back at ya Jennifer! 🙂
That is the second time this week I heard that bumble bees aren’t even suppose to be able to fly. I think God is trying to tell me something. 😉
I guess you shouldn’t listen to people who tell you what you can’t do! 😉 B Blessed!