Do you know that when the ‘Eagle’ mates, it mates for Life?!
Girls, listen up! This is for you! A lot can be learned from the actions of a female eagle!
Guys, there is something for you to learn too! So don’t leave just yet! 🙂
First of all let me explain to you how the female eagle chooses her mate:
When it comes time for the female Eagle to choose her
mate, she prepares herself for many suitors. She looks them over quite well and
then picks one to fly with for awhile. If she likes
the way he flies she finds a small stick, picks it up
and flies high with it. At some point she will drop
the stick to see if the male can catch it. If he does,
then she finds a larger stick and flies with it much
higher this time. Each time the male catches the
sticks, she continues to pick up larger and larger
sticks. When she finds the largest, heaviest stick
that she herself can carry (the stick is at this point
almost the size of a small log, but she can still fly
very high with this large stick) she throws it down as the final part of this test.
At any time in this process, if the male fails to
catch the stick, she flies away from him as her signal
that the test is now over. She begins her search all
over again. And when she again finds a male she is
interested in, she starts testing him in the exact
same way. And she will continue this “testing” until
she finds the male Eagle who can catch all the sticks.
Another test she will do is during their courtship. The female will fly to the highest heights and then free-fall to the ground. The male will then swoop down and lock talons with her. She will fall as low as she possibly can to see if the male eagle will stay with her protecting her even from death. If he passes this test, he conveys a simple message: he is committed to her.
And when a male eagle does pass all her tests, she chooses him, and will mate with
him for life.
So, girls, what do you have to learn from the eagle?!…
Well, let’s start with this: What qualities are you looking for in your future husband….?! Do you want a man that is committed to you, until death?! How well are you ‘testing’ your suitors before you give them a full time position in your life? (…and by testing I mean asking important questions…testing your ‘suitors’ loyalty to your friendship- if your ‘suitor’ isn’t loyal to you in friendship- chances are that he will not be loyal to you in love either.)
It is important to filter the men we allow into our lives. Most importantly, don’t do the filtering on your own. As you are doing your ‘testing’ remember this verse as you ‘free-fall’: “…but those who wait upon the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31” Put your full trust in God and the Holy Spirit will do all the guiding you will ever need!
Likewise you need to filter which girls you allow in to your heart. Ask God to be your guide as well in choosing which female you will prove your greatest love to! Which female you will choose to pass all her tests, and which female you will lock talons with to prove to her you are her’s for life! When God directs you to which girl he has choosen for you- chase her like you are chasing after water in the desert!
To both guys and girls:
God has someone already picked out for each and every one of you. Someone that will love you, and cherish you until death parts you. Please, PLEASE, put your faith and trust in him to guide you to this person. Don’t let friends pressure you into thinking that you need to date dozens of people before settling down with the one he has for you. Do test your ‘suitors’ girls. Being friends with a guy is much, much different than giving your heart to him. And guys, when God does direct you to that special girl- make sure you declare your devotion to her and cherish her all the days of your life.
Mom’s and Dad’s: Pray for your kids and the decisions they will make in their furture days regarding love Pray for their spouses. Even if you have little one’s like Nathan and I, pray for their spouses. It is never too early or late to start!!