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Learning to Fly

At this point I spend a considerable amount of time reflecting on my life. As I do, I see the times where I have felt the drudgery of the mundane and allowed it to become the focus of my heart.

The key word in that comment is “allowed”.

The life we are living is ours and we are the ones who choose how we see it and where we place our focus. In the same vein, we are also the ones who can change what we choose to focus on.

If we can agree this is true, we must ask ourselves how we change our focus? I believe the key is “learning to fly”.

This may sound strange, but we can fly in this life if we will embrace the goodness and joy that can be found in living. I am certain many will say, you have no idea how I have suffered and what I have been through.

You would certainly be correct in making that statement, but one thing I do know is, “learning to fly” requires us to let go of the things that are keeping us grounded.

When we do, not only will we fly, we will soar!

You see, soaring is God’s plan for our lives and is available to all of us when we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior. This is not a religious statement or an attempt to proselytize anyone. This is simply the truth.

When we place our focus on His words, “follow me”, freedom is the result.

Regardless of how you feel today about our world, your life, or the Church. “Learning to fly” is where we will become all we have been called to be.

You may say, it is impossible for me to fly because I do not have wings. This is only true because you have not accepted the wings our Lord has made just for you.

Perhaps if we would all take a step back and consider all that is available to us in Christ. We would not only see life differently, but we would also take flight and rise to new heights.

Will you fly? Or will you stay anchored to the ground and miss the chance of living in the freedom flight can bring? I do not know about you, but I am going to take a leap of faith and strive to reach the highest of heights.

Because I know, “learning to fly” is where I can rise and find the beauty my life was meant to bring!

Isaiah 40:31., “But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint”.

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John Whitehead
John Whitehead
Aug 03, 2021

Your welcome Mark! Blessings!!


Mike Nelson
Mike Nelson
Aug 03, 2021

Thank you for such a positive post.

John Whitehead
John Whitehead
Aug 03, 2021
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Sorry Mike just saw I called you Mark. Thank you for your feedback and for reading my blog!

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