You Are In A Season Of Transition

Are you in an uncomfortable place in your life right now? Are the things that used to work for you, or the people who used to support you beginning to frustrate you. Do not be discouraged. God is trying to get your attention. He is shifting your season and preparing you to fly.
   
The Bible says, “As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings: So the Lord alone did lead him, and there was no strange god with him” (Deuteronomy 32:11-12). In summary, this verse says that God lead the children of Israel like a mother eagle raises her young.

When the mama eagle is ready to lay her eggs, she builds a nest and lines it with soft downy feathers, so when the baby eaglets hatch, they are nice and comfortable. The babies are helpless at first, so the mama eagle does everything for them. She catches breakfast for them, and all the babies have to do is open their mouths, and Mama feeds them.

And as Mama continues to feed them, the babies start growing, and soon, they outgrow their nest.  Who is God talking to? You have outgrown the place you are in. You are too much fish for your tank. He is about to shift you into a new season. He is about to move you in a new direction.
 
So, Mama realizes that her young eagles are almost grown, but they are too comfortable where they are. And if she doesn’t force them out of the nest, they will never fly. So, she starts making changes to the nest and begins plucking out the feathers. The young eagles quickly become uncomfortable because every time they try to lean on the nest, they end up getting stuck with sharp branches.

Someone reading this newsletter is in a very uncomfortable place right now. The people who used to be a blessing to you are acting nasty towards you. But it isn’t the people. It isn’t even the devil. It is God making your situation uncomfortable because he is preparing you to fly. Are you ready to fly?

Now that the young eagles are miserable in the nest, the only comfort they have is their mother’s soft wings, so they run to her wings. And when they grab on to her wings, Mama suddenly surprises them and jumps out of the nest.

Some of you feel like God just jumped out of your nest, but “trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean to your own understanding” (Proverbs 3:5). God knows what he is doing in your life. Trust the process. God has a plan, and he is about bring it to pass.

By this time, the young eagles are screaming because Mama is flying them over the mountains and the ocean. And as soon as she lands back in the nest, the young eagles are happy to be back even though the nest is sharp and uncomfortable.

But after her eagles had a chance to calm down, Mama suddenly takes one of them and drops them out of the nest. The young eagle starts fluttering and flapping. “Mama, are you trying to kill me?!” But before he hits the ground, Mama swoops down and catches him. And then she repeats the process.

The young eagle is terrified, but he doesn’t realize that as Mama continues to drop him out of the nest, his muscles are developing. And finally, one day, when Mama drops him out of the nest, he begins to ascend instead of descend. He begins to go higher. He is flying at last!

I am talking to someone who has been feeling like God has been dropping you again and again. God isn’t trying to kill you. He is preparing you to go higher in him. He is getting you ready to walk in a new level of authority and dominion. He is training you for greatness. He is teaching you how to soar.

The Bible says, “They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint” (Isaiah 40:31).

You are in a season of transition. It is okay that you are uncomfortable and frustrated where you are. God is trying to get your attention.

Joseph was in a frustrating situation when his envious brothers threw him in the pit and sold him into slavery. But God was stirring up Joseph’s nest. And in the end, when Joseph was prime minister of Egypt, he told his brothers, “It was not you that sent me here, but God” (Genesis 45:8).

Trust God’s plan. The process wasn’t designed to kill you but empower you to reign. Get ready. God is preparing you to fly.
 
God bless,
Pastors Sean and Aimee Pinder

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