We all know how mother eagle trains her eaglets to fly. When they are born, she provides them comfort, love and protection. However, when they reach a mature age, she begins her training process. She stops feeding them in the nest, encouraging them to start flying towards her. To make matters worse for the eaglets, the mother begins to remove the soft materials from the nest, from feathers to the leaves. Their comfort zone has now become their discomfort, in which the only solution is to learn to fly. As she prepares to pull the nest apart, she is determined that the little ones will fly, since she knows something they don’t. She knows they will never fly as long as they remain in the nest. By making the nest uncomfortable she teaches the eaglets a bittersweet lesson; the present discomfort is the price that they need to pay for a successful life.
This is a similar situation that happens to our Christian life. When we accept Jesus Christ as our Saviour or become a Christian, at first, everything seems to be fine. We get a taste of the strength of God in different ways and we are comfortable. But then there comes a point in life, when we will be asked to come out from the comfort zone to be used more for Christ. One best example from the Bible is Paul’s life, who gave up all worldly comforts for Christ’s sake. Most people often do not want to take up such challenges in life. What holds us back is self-doubt, failures, shame, fear, anger or simply leaving our comfort zone. Is this how a Christian’s life should be? Today, I urge you to align Biblical values with your actions, making changes in your lives so as to bring out the best in yourself for Christ.
Hebrews 5:14(NIV)-But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.