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Bald Eagles enjoy one of the longest life-spans among birds. They can live more than 50 years. But in order to survive that long, they have to make a critical decision.

In time, their claws weaken and it is hard for them to catch prey.
Their beaks grow long and curved almost touching their chest.
Their wings become heavy due to thick and long feathers.

If they want to survive and prosper, they must undergo a painful transformation.
The alternative is death.

Change is painful.
Beaks are broken against the rocks.
Claws are pulled from their talons, one by one.
Feathers are painfully plucked until the eagle is bare.

Five months later, the eagles will fly again with
Sleak new feathers,
Razor sharp claws, and
A sharp new beak able to tear into its prey.

Sometimes we have to make difficult decisions in life in order to embark on a new journey. It may be painful to let go, but the alternative is even more painful.

Its time for you to let go of the old,
Grow into new habits,
Sharpen your skills,
And let yourself fly once again.

“You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.”
– Ephesians 4:22-24

Copyright 2006 by Ken Sapp
See flash video of my writing (minus the scripture at the end)


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