7 Principles of Eagles
An amazing article by Dr. Myles Munroe.
May you soar on wings of eagles. Remember: - you can't be sour if you want to soar. -
1. Eagles fly alone at a high altitude and do not mix with sparrows or other smaller birds like geese. Birds of a
feather flock together. No other bird goes to the height of the eagle. Eagles fly alone. Never in a flock. Even
when Moses (Old Testament) went to commune with God on the mountain, he left the crowd at the foothills. Stay away
from sparrows and ravens. Eagles fly alone.
2. Eagles have strong vision, which focuses up to 5 kilometers from the air. When an eagle sites prey- even a
rodent from this distance, he narrows his focus on it and sets out to get it. No matter the obstacle, the eagle
will not move his focus from the prey until he grabs it. Have a vision and remain focused no matter what the
obstacle and you will succeed.
3. Eagles do not eat dead things. He feeds on fresh prey. Vultures eat dead animals but not eagles. Steer clear of
outdated and old information. Do your research well, always.
4. The Eagle is the only bird that loves the storm. When clouds gather, the eagles get excited. The eagle uses the
wings of the storm to rise and is pushed up higher. Once it finds the wing of the storm, the eagle stops flapping
and uses the pressure of the raging storm to soar the clouds and glide. This gives the eagle an opportunity to rest
its wings. In the meantime all the other birds hide in the leaves and branches of the trees. We can use the storms
of our lives (obstacles, trouble, etc) to rise to greater heights. Achievers relish challenges and use them
5. The Eagle tests before it trusts. When a female eagle meets a male and they want to mate, she flies down to
earth with the male pursuing her and she picks a twig. She flies back into the air with the male pursuing her. Once
she has reached a height high enough for her, she lets the twig fall to the ground and watches it as it falls. The
male chases after the twig. The faster it falls, the faster he chases until he reaches it and has to catch it
before it falls to the ground, then bring it back to the female eagle. The female eagle grabs the twig and flies to
a much higher altitude pursued by the male, until she perceives it high enough, and then drops the twig for the
male to chase. This goes on for hours, with the height increasing until the female eagle is assured that the male
eagle has mastered the art of picking the twig which shows commitment, then and only then, will she allow him to
mate with her! Whether in private life or in business, one should test commitment of people intended for
6. Eagles prepare for training. When about to lay eggs, the female and male eagle identify a place very high on a
cliff where no predators can reach; the male flies to earth and picks thorns and lays them on the crevice of the
cliff, then flies to earth again to collect twigs which he lays in the intended nest. He flies back to earth picks
thorns and lays them on top of the twigs. He flies back to earth and picks soft grass to cover the thorns, and then
flies back to pick rugs to put on the grass. When this first layering is complete, the male eagle runs back to
earth and picks more thorns, lays them on the nest; runs back to get grass and rugs and lays them on top of the
thorns, then plucks his feathers to complete the nest. The thorns on the outside of the nest protect it from
possible intruders. Both male and female eagles participate in raising the eagle family. She lays the eggs and
protects them; he builds the nest and hunts. The people who love us do not let us languish in sloth but push us
hard to grow and prosper. Even in their seemingly bad actions they have good intentions for us.
7. Eagles find a place of renewal. When the Eagle grows old, his feathers become weak and cannot take him as fast
as he should. When he feels weak and about to die, he retires to a place far away in the rocks. While there, he
plucks out every feather on his body until he is completely bare. He stays in this hiding place until he has grown
new feathers, then he can come out. We occasionally need to shed off old habits & items that burden us and add
no value to our lives.
We are not made to become losers, for in Christ we have found victory! Victory over death, and surely, victory over
things that binds us! Stay away from sparrows and ravens. Don't mix with them, you're different!
Even youth grow tired and weary
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the LORD
WILL renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not faint."
by Dr. Myles Munroe -
EAGLES and CHICKENS
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