In everything we do there will always be things to challenge our inner strength. The strength of the eagle is in his wings. Therefore, his strength is physical. But he is able to use that strength to defeat his challengers. Our challengers are of a mental strength. The way we deal with them is on an intellectual and spiritual level. We must have a force within our spiritual being that will enable us to endure and to persevere in times of hardships and persecutions.
For me and many others, we gain that strength through prayer. Therefore, during our difficult times, when facing our challengers, we don't give up. Instead, we mount up! And we defeat our challengers. We succeed..
"They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles: they shall run and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint." (Isaiah 40:31) K.J.V
Written by Ellen J. Barrier
Great things do not happen overnight.
It takes patience and lots of hard work.
Along the way, mistakes are made. But with careful planning and hard work, those mistakes that were made are fixed.
We continue our goals and consider our achievements, to have been accomplished from the mistakes we made along the way.
It seems we live in a society where some people have lost the sense of caring. When we lose the sense of caring for others, society suffers. It is seen in homes, schools, workplaces, churches, court houses, law enforcement and in our government where leadership is. How can we as a society, expect our children to behave properly toward others with the understanding that bullying, hate, and dishonesty, are not acceptable in our society?