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BORN TO FLY

One day a prairie chicken found an egg and sat on it until it hatched. Unknown to the prairie chicken, the egg was an abandoned eagle egg. That's how an eagle came to be born into a family of prairie chickens. Eagles are the greatest of all birds, soaring above the heights with grace and ease. Prairie chickens are so lowly that they don't even know how to fly and just spend their days eating garbage. Predictably, the little eagle thought that he was a prairie chicken. He walked around, ate garbage, and clucked like a prairie chicken. One day he looked up in the sky and saw a majestic bald eagle soar through the air. When he asked his family what it was, they responded, "It's an eagle. But you could never be like that because you are just a prairie chicken." They returned to pecking around in the garbage. The eagle spent his whole life looking up at eagles, longing to join them among the clouds. It never once crossed his mind to spread his wings- and try to fly. The eagle dies thinking it was just a prairie chicken.

We were all born to fly, but some of us think and act like prairie chickens because that's what the world keeps telling you that's what you are. Do you ever feel like there is more to life than what you are now experiencing? Look up. Lift your wings and fly! Stop living like an eagle who thinks he's a prairie chicken. God wants you to be all that you were created to be. You are no longer ignorant. YOU KNOW WHO AND WHAT YOU ARE – SO SPREAD YOUR WINGS AND FLY!
For His Cause,
Tim Woodward