Sometimes I have visions randomly – like today. My vision was of an eagle emerging head first out of the cushions of the bottom of the couch, eager to get out. His head was unruffled, and he was moving up from it quickly, talons out, pushing upwards and outwards. That was it. I saw it emerge about half way out and the vision ended.
I took it as a good sign. Looking up eagle symbolism left me with a positive note: The “Eagle conveys the powers and messages of the spirit; it is man’s connection to the divine because it flies higher than any other bird. … If eagle has appeared, it bestows freedom and courage to look ahead. The eagle is symbolic of the importance of honesty and truthful principles.”
My take-away from that was the looking ahead bit.
In my morning prayer today, I was positively making declarations, binding and loosing things from my past that have hindered me, and things to develop that will produce good fruit it me, respectively. My memory brought to mind a woman who’d given me a reading one year in my 20’s who told me I have a wheel of fortune around me, but I will never “cash” in on it. I bound that up, cast it out today, and loosed upon me diligence and God’s will in my life – for Him to complete what He has begun in me – there are so many things. I have also remembered some of my mom’s writings to me: “Stay away from the psychic – that will lead you down someone else’s path. Stay with the Holy Spirit – that is the only spirit you are equipped to handle.” Also, I was using a lot during those times, – so, maybe that is what he was reading, too. That if I stayed in that state, I never would have accomplished anything. I have had so many ideas and inspirations, and have finished so few.
That has been part of my problem. My interests, plans, ideas, etc. are so many that I have found it difficult to pursue any of them with completion. I have a lot of started projects.
Over the summer, and the reason I started this blog and called it Transparency247 was because of my intention to come out with it all. However, my first intended blog, I have kept because, ironically, too ashamed was I to put it out there because part of it had to do with admitting to God that I would never complete my will in this life, feeling like I just don’t have it in me. The good thing is that God is in charge! I do still have a part to play, and part of that is asking God for his help in and with accomplishing my goals. Laziness is what I need to get rid of, and it is found on the couch which it seems, once I sit on, is hard to get off. It’s like Velcro. And, my excuses kept me down, also. I work so hard I want to relax, etc! I’d justified my way into complacency!!
God is able to do more than we can ever imagine, according to Ephesians. 3:19 – 21
Turning my will over to God is the Key. Set your sights on Him, and He will direct your paths. Proverbs 3:6. Key. Easy. Keep turning over and keep trusting Him. He is in charge.
“How can a man know his steps, the Lord directs His way,” Proverb 20:24. Also, getting with the program and making my plans, God will take care of it, according to Proverbs 16:9:
How can I worry if I keep trusting God and turning over my will, seeking His will, and trusting him? He will make it all right, and I will be in perfect peace. I have to trust and pray. That’s all. Well, do good, love God and others, and everything else will take care of itself. Oh yea, I have to actually take steps to accomplish my goals, too. That’s the kicker. I will need God’s continual! help and grace certainly here. This is what’s hindered me in the past, but I have to move on beyond it.
Today I saw a saying by Anais Nin I used to have when I was in my 20’s, and I’m reminded of now.
I am reminded also of the verse in the bible that talks about discipline in Hebrews 12:10:
Our fathers disciplined us for a short time as they thought best, but God disciplines us for our good, so that we may share in His holiness.
So, today, my steps were toward success; My wheel of fortune; My raptor flying free, and Accomplishing My God-inspired Goals with His Help.
Discipline is calling. Diligence is necessary. Deliverance is assured!
I am ready to be free. I am ready to fly high.