The Blessing of the Busted Nest
Like an eagle that stirs up its nest and hovers over its young, that spreads its wings to catch them and carries them aloft. The Lord alone led him; no foreign god was with him. He made him ride on the heights of the land … (Deuteronomy 32:11-13).
A nest is something a bird builds to live in and hatch its young. Like a nest, our home is a place of rest. But have we developed nesting syndrome? The nest is far too comfortable. We stay in the nest when God is calling us to fly. God is coming to rustle-up your nest because there are still things the Lord wants to do with your life. You are teeming with promise; you are full of potential. Even if it takes busting your nest, God wants you to see that you were born to fly to higher ground.
1. Your calling is heavenly, not earthly. God has not called you to an earthly calling, but a heavenly one. You are called to greater things.
2. God pulls the comfort out of your nesting place. Discomfort is the tool the Lord uses when He is bringing you to a better place.
3. The discomfort brings the discovery that we can stand and not just sit. Before you can fly, you have to learn how to stand.
4. Between you and your purpose, there are problems. But it’s the problems that make you stronger.
5. There comes a time when you have to stand on your own feet to make faith your own. Your heavenly Father will catch you when you fall, but it’s in the falling that you learn how to fly.
6. When you fly, there are times you will look foolish. But you can’t worry about what others think. You have to keep trying to fly, even if you look foolish when you are trying to learn.
7. It is better to fail trying to fly than sit in the nest and die. Risk is required if you are ever going to do something amazing for the Lord.
8. Retirement just means it’s time to do something else. It is not the time to rest.
9. All God has for you is up where flying is required. But you must fly higher than the other birds to get what God has for you.
10. Be careful when you tell the Lord your plans for your life. God blesses you to take you higher, not for greater rest. God doesn’t need your plan because He already has a plan.
11. Some nests are of our own making. Nests of your own praise, your own preaching, or your own comfort zones in the faith can keep you from flying to NEW places.
12. Problems are the platform where you go to take flight. You can’t cling to the things of earth and fly to greater heights.
13. If your nest is blessed, remember where that blessing came from. Praise Him for everything God has given you.
When God forces you to a place of faith and trust, then blessing is right around the corner. Trust Him in ALL seasons. It’s not by might or power, but by His Spirit.
You weren’t made to nest. You were made to fly. Be careful not to tell the Lord what you will or will not do. He has a plan for your life and His plan is always better. The nest is so comfortable that it can bring a fear of change, but God will mess your nest up if that’s what it takes to get you out of that nest. We were made to be flyers … not nesters. Launch out. Break out. It’s time to fly.
When you feel discomfort—it’s not the devil disrupting your life—it’s the Lord rustling up your nest. It’s time to fly.