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Gift or Curse? 

A gift can often be a curse. 

Give someone wings and they may fly too close to the sun;

Give them the power of prophecy and they may live in fear of the future;

Give them the greatest gifts of all, powers beyond imagination, and they may think that they are meant to rule the world. 

 
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Posted by on June 29, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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Cut The Branches

Once there was a king who received a gift of two magnificent falcons from Arabia.

He gave the precious birds to his head falconer to get them trained. 

Months passed and one day the head falconer informed the king that though one of the falcons was flying majestically, soaring high in the sky, the other bird had not moved from its branch since the day it had arrived.

The king summoned healers and sorcerers from all the land to tend to the falcon, but no one could make the bird fly. He presented the task to the member of his court, but the next day, the king saw through the palace window that the bird had still not moved from its branch.

Having tried everything else, the king thought to himself… “Maybe I need someone more familiar with the countryside to understand the nature of this problem.” 

So he cried out to his court, “Go and get a farmer.”

In the morning the king was thrilled to see the falcon soaring high above the palace gardens.

He said to his court, “Bring me the doer of this miracle.”

The court quickly located the farmer, who came and stood before the king. 

The king asked him, “How did you make the falcon fly?”

With his head bowed, the farmer said to the king, 

“It was very easy, your highness… I simply cut the branch where the bird was sitting.”

We are all made to fly, to realise our incredible potential as human beings but at times we sit in our branches, clinging to the things that are familiar to us. 

The possibilities are endless, but for most of us, they remain undiscovered.

We confine to the familiar ‘comfort zones’, ‘bad past’, ‘uncertain future’, hence most part of our lives are mediocre instead of being exciting, thrilling and fulfilling.

So let us learn to destroy the branches of laziness, past or fear that we’ve been clinging to and free ourselves to the glory of flight!!!

 
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Posted by on February 27, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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The Eagle Who Thought He Was A Chicken

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Once a farmer found an eagle’s egg in an abandoned nest. He took it home and slipped it in amongst his chickens under a brooding hen. 

When the egg hatched the mother hen reared the eagle chick as if it were her own child. And so that eagle chick grew up thinking that he was a chicken. He pecked like a chicken, he scratched like a chicken he even walked like a chicken. But in time, he grew bigger and it became clear to the other birds that this chick was an eagle. They would swoop down and say, “You are an eagle, you and king of the birds. Come and fly with us.” “I’m not an eagle, I’m a chicken,” he’d tell them. “My mother’s a chicken. I live like a chicken. I am a chicken. Now go away!”

But that young eagle chick continued to grow. One day an owl swooped down. 
“Get on my back” he said, “I’ve got something to show you.”  The young eagle hopped onto the owl’s back and the owl flew high into the sky. 
“Put me down. Put me down. I don’t like it up here,” the young eagle squawked. 
“You’ll be fine,” said the owl. “Trust me.” Soaring higher and higher, the owl finally flipped himself over and the eagle fell, plummeting fast towards the ground. 
“Why?” screeched the eagle. “I’m going to die.” “Just open your wings,” called the owl.

The eagle opened his wings and was caught by the wind. Soon he was soaring above the farm and the chickens bellow. “You’re right,” cried the eagle. “I am an eagle. I can fly.”

We are who we are. Wherever we live and whoever we live with

 
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Posted by on February 9, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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Bees

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“According to all known laws of aviation, there is no way that a bee should be able to fly. Its wings are too small to get its fat little body off the ground. The bee, of course, flies anyways. Because bees don’t care what humans think is impossible.”

Sometimes all you need is an I Don’t Care attitude… and just fly anyway.

 
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Posted by on February 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Benefits of Struggling

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A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared, he sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole.

Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could and it could go no farther. Then the man decided to help the butterfly, so he took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of the cocoon. The butterfly then emerged easily.

But it had a swollen body and small, shriveled wings. The man continued to watch the butterfly because he expected that, at any moment, the wings would enlarge and expand to be able to support the body, which would contract in time.

Neither happened!

In fact, the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and shriveled wings.

It never was able to fly.

What the man in his kindness and haste did not understand was that the restricting cocoon and the struggle required for the butterfly to get through the tiny opening were God’s way of forcing fluid from the body of the butterfly into its wings so that it would be ready for flight once it achieved its freedom from the cocoon.

Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our life. If God allowed us to go through our life without any obstacles, it would cripple us. We would not be as strong as what we could have been.

And we could never fly.

 
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Posted by on June 23, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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