By Pastor Andrew Bawa
"But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint." Isaiah 40: 31 (NKJV)
Bible Readings: Deuteronomy 32: 8-14.
The bible equates our life with that of an eagle. What causes you to go higher? When and if God can find you, you are destined to go higher. A lot of people want to be lifted by God but are hiding from him. God is looking for you, where are you? In the plan for eternity and destiny, where are you? We are not there for God but we want him to be there for us. Wherever you are right now, is by the leading of his word. Not only did God lead you, he lifted you.
God's desire is to lift you up. But as you are being lifted there are forces pushing you, wanting you to go down and be grounded. What is trying to push you down? Christ never leads you without going through it himself. Forces try to push you down because they want you to be on the same level as them.
Stop looking for a crowd to go with you. Stop looking for people's approval. You need to be with God, not the rest. The reason they force you down is because they do not want you to eat. You can't eat the best from the ground, you eat from the top. When you eat from the ground, you are limited. People that eat from the top have dominion while those that eat from the ground are grounded. When God picked you, He saw your situation, your cry.
Any time you are changing levels there are forces working to stop you. You may not see what you are going through but you can feel the weight. All the things you are facing happens at the take off stage. As long as you hope in the lord, there will be a renewal of strength. Whenever you hope in God, you have just renewed His commitment to you. The reason why God is leading you up is because from up, you will eat the best of the land. God has a purpose and plan. When things are pushing you down, just remember that it is because of where you are going to.
How to rise up, is to make sure there is no bitterness in you. When you are bitter, you cannot be better. Don't pay attention to those that criticize you. No matter the turbulence, it doesn't kill.
God never promised a smooth flight, but he promised a smooth landing.