A little eaglet is fed, nurtured and warmed by its parent, the Eagle. It bonds with its parent through a process called “Imprinting”, which basically means it imitates all it sees in its parent. As the eaglet grows bigger, its parent starts to challenge it to fend for itself.
Part of that fending for itself, is in learning how to fly. The eaglet is bonded with its nest, it is comfortable there and in many ways, has become complacent. The parent Eagle then stirs the nest. This it does by making the nest as uncomfortable as possible. The parent eagle stops bringing in the daily ration of meat. The parent eagle starts flapping near the nest to generate wind currents that lifts the eaglet up slightly. The parent may even create sharp twigs in the nest to prick at the eaglet, causing it to be more and more uncomfortable. The hungrier, cold and restless eaglet, after a while, is left with no choice than to leave the nest and become what it was called to be, what it was born to be – an Eagle
Scriptures tell us that:
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. He made him ride on the high places of the earth, that he might eat the increase of the fields; and he made him to suck honey out of the rock, and oil out of the flinty rock;.. – Deuteronomy 11:13
That is how the good Lord takes care of His own. He allows no place for complacency. He ushers his own into a place of rest but not necessarily a place of comfort. He declares: you have dwelt on this mountain far too long…its time to move on. It’s time to become all He has called you to be. As the Eagle stirs the nest to ensure the eaglet becomes an eagle, so your heavenly father occasionally stirs up your outward circumstance to challenge, encourage and push you towards your calling. Are you struggling between faith and fear simply because your outward circumstance has suddenly changed? It’s easy to fear that the devil has hit you based on your past sins. Rather than take this course, I want you to take the path of faith – that there is no condemnation. I want you to have faith that the Father is stirring the nest. Never forget that change is nothing but opportunity.