28 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.
29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.
30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:
31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
The Book of Ecclesisates talks about times and seasons. It was said as regards the sons of Issachar that they understood the times and the seasons. In Israel, there is a time when Kings go to war. That particular season David was wining away in his palace and that idleness led him to the laps of the wife of Uriah. (2 Sam 11) You see, you can enter into error just by being idle in the time of work.
Let us take a moment to look at what it takes to fly. As you may already know, flight represents the highest level of speed, the lowest level of speed being crawling. Progress actually begins from crawling.
Permit me to mention thought that a lot of people are actually in retrogressive mode while some are stagnated. In retrogression man goes from good or fair to bad or terrible. May that not be your portion in Jesus’ name.
The second level of speed is walking. People who are walking can be described as those who are desirous of progress but are not in a hurry for it. Then we can talk of running. If you are at this level you are desirous of change, ready to do what it takes but trying to win by strength. The Bible say “…By strength shall no man prevail”( 1 Sam 2:9). A car can run for 12hours on the way from Lagos to Maiduguri and in just 45Mins a plane would get there ahead of him.
The third and superior level of speed is flight- this is the level where you are aided by God in the course of destiny. While men struggle by strength you are aided by grace. This is that level where the accomplishment of destiny becomes effortless. For everyone reading this piece today it is my prayer that you would enter into the realm of effortless flight in Jesus’ name.
What are the Requirements for Flying?
First requirement for flight is lightness. In building an airplane there is an intentional design of a large surface area to volume ratio to ensure that the mass can float in air. Heb 12:1 Says “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us” See, the most potent power in disabling your flight is not the devil. It is your flesh. The reason many are still held down is their fleshly desires and lust. Sin is a weight. Sin makes you heavy and prevents you from flying. If you want your life to take a leap going into 2021 the first thing you must deal with; and decisively too is sin.
The Second Requirement is Discipline. To become a pilot you will invest a lot of hours in studying and practical sessions. As a pilot you will be required to keep very stringent rules throughout your career. Pilots are necessarily much disciplined people. The reason is simple: if we would entrust the lives of many in your care you must be diligent enough about keeping yours. People who fly high carry others in the journey of destiny. High flyers always have an army of people looking to them for inspiration and direction. To be sure they are not misled, discipline would be required first of you.
The third Requirement is Training. Paul speaking to Timothy in 2 Tim 2: 15 says “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” I doubt if there is anything anyone can do in this life without first getting adequately trained for it. Many of us believe that the grace of God is sufficient to help us in life and that’s true but mastery is very often a requirement to even activate grace and make grace to come to full effect.
I pray as you prepare for the new year God will empower you with the wisdom for “flightly behavior” in Jesus name.