Have you ever heard the story about the eagle and the chicken? A baby eagle somehow gets separated from his parents and a farmer takes him in to live with his chickens. He grows up thinking he is a chicken so naturally he does what chickens do. He squabbled and fought over seeds, he constantly pecked at the ground for food, and he followed the crowd of other chickens never questioning where they may be heading. Then one day he looks up and sees a beautiful eagle soaring through the sky and asks a chicken what it was. The chicken told him “that is an eagle but you don’t need to concern yourself with that because you are chicken and you will never be able to fly like that”. Sadly the eagle died believing he was a chicken.
I think God intended us to be like the eagle. The eagle is built to soar above all the nonsense and clucking of the chickens below. I heard that eagles will fly directly into a violent storm and at just the right moment use the storm to fly higher and then ultimately ABOVE it? They were built to withstand storms in the same way God built us to withstand them. When adversity hits don’t cluck and make a lot of noise, see what you can learn from the storm and soar higher!
Are you an eagle and hang out with the chickens? Be careful, before you know it you will start to cluck and squabble just like a chicken.
If you are an eagle, hang out with other eagles! They are the ones that you will learn from, that you will admire, and that will cheer you on and be in your corner. Take stock (no pun intended) of your friends, any chickens? Most of us have heard that mother eagles will stir up their babies’ nests when they are strong enough to fly. This makes things just a bit uncomfortable for the baby eagles. I think God does the same to us. Sometimes when he sees us hanging out with chickens he may put the pressure on for us to leave the nest and fly elsewhere. Don’t try to change the chicken, not only do they not want to change, but they can’t go where the eagles go.
I will end with this quote I heard. “If someone rejected you, it was probably a chicken.”
- 13.5 oz can light Coconut Milk
- 1 head broccoli
- 1 bag shredded yogurt cheese
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 tsp salt
- ¼ tsp thyme
- ¼ onion chopped
- 32 oz chicken broth or bone broth
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- ¼ tsp parsley
- ¼ cup gluten free flour
- 2 tbsp grass fed butter
- 1-2 tbsp olive oil
- In a large frying pan melt 2 tbsp of grass fed butter then add 1-2 tbsp of olive oil. Chop the garlic and onion in a food processor then sauté in butter and 1 -2 tablespoon of olive oil. Stir occasionally. Once garlic and onion are translucent place in a crock pot. Add other ingredients and cook on high for 4-5 hours or on low for 8 hours.
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