“Yet those who wait for the LORD will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary” (Isaiah 40:31 NAS)
In her autobiography, Simone Biles, an incredible gymnast, captured the world with her gold medal winning ways and achievements. She soared above all of her competitors and teammates. One of her teammates said in essence, we could only come in second places because Simone was in a class by herself (Courage to Soar). She accomplished much living with pressure. “Like all of us, Simone has faced her share of adversity. As her story reveals, she has had her dark days and moments of despair. However, she has emerged from her trials and sacrifices stronger and more determined to make them count” (Courage To Soar). Her problems as defined in her story, was only a sentence or a chapter in her life compared to the grace and favor God gave her. She would no longer be defined by her struggles, but by her successes.
Likewise, the prophet Isaiah inspired the children of Israel who were in captivity to soar again; to actively wait on the Lord and engage in exception, and to mount up like an eagle and soar. Yes captivity is hard and life is always challenging, but God will strengthen us and give us what we need to endure. “But those who wait upon GOD get fresh strength. They spread their wings and soar like eagles, they run and don’t get tired, they walk and don’t lag behind” (Isaiah 40:31 MSG).
So, now is our time to evaluate our years of struggles and successes, and all the things that challenged us to make us want to quit. BUT get up and Soar Again! We are called to be finishers, to press for our goals. “I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:14 NAS). Remind yourself and your enemies you are not grounded like a chicken, flapping your wings around the barn, we are created to soar. So, SOAR AGAIN.
Lord thank you for blessing me with vision and resolve. I will continue to soar and press for the prize of peace, for the prize of love, for the prize of fulfillment, for the prize of favor, for the prize of happiness, for the prize of resolve and for the prize of joy. I will continue to press, push and pray. I will not give up or quit. I will Soar Again. Amen.
God’s Peace and Good Journey!
Rev. Dr. T. Anthony Bronner, a native Philadelphian, is a trailblazing visionary. He is the Senior Pastor of Elim Christian Fellowship of both Buffalo, and Rochester, New York. Bronner founded the churches on November 7, 1999 and November 17, 2002, respectively. Prior to that, he was the pastor of the prestigious Calvary Baptist Church also of Buffalo, New York.