Hello everyone! Hope you’re having a good week!
Just wanted to share this wonderful message.
If you put a buzzard in a pen that is 6 feet by 8 feet and is entirely open at the top, the bird, in spite of its ability to fly, will be an absolute prisoner. The Reason is, that a buzzard always begins a flight from the ground with a run of 10 to 12 feet. Without the space to run, as is its habit, it will not even attempt to fly, but will remain a prisoner for life in a small jail with no top.
The ordinary bat that flies around at night, a remarkable nimble creature in the air, cannot take off from a level place. If it is placed on the floor or flat ground, all it can do is shuffle about helplessly and, no doubt, painfully, until it reaches some slight elevation from which it can throw itself into the air. Then, at once, it takes off like a flash.
A bumblebee, if dropped into a open tumbler, will be there until it dies, unless it is taken out. It never sees the means of escape at the top, but persists in trying to find some way out through the sides near the bottom. It will seek a way where non exists, until it completely destroys itself.
In many ways, we are like the buzzard, the bat, and the bumblebee. We struggle about with all our problems and frustrations, never realizing that all we have to do is look up! That’s the answer, the escape route and the solution to any problem…just look up!
Sorrow looks back,
Worry looks around,
But Faith looks up!
and trust in our Creator, who loves us.
Thanks for reading, and God bless you!
A sweet yet profound reminder! Thank you Jeannie… I love your name…Gracefully50…yea! I’m right there too 😉 I am also an intercessor at my church, looking forward to more ministry in my future.I have been following Sara’s blog and I have a blog as well, I’d love your feedback on. God Bless!
Glad you stopped by! I really love your name, too!
I’ll be happy to visit you!
Have a wonderful evening! 🙂
An absolutely beautiful post, it really is so wonderful & inspiring! xoxo
Thank you so much for this Jeannie! Needed it! Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂
Appreciate the push forward! I try to “look up” more in my life these days, but it’s not so easy …
You’re right, it’s not easy sometimes. Hang in there…God always provides a way out, you just have to have faith and pray a lot! Sending love your way!
I love the lines, “Sorrow looks back, Worry looks around…” How insightful! And thanks for visiting Korean Kibble :)!
Glad you liked the message, and thank you for stopping by!
This is such an inspiring post. It’s inspiring in its simplicity! 🙂
As trouverlesoleil, I am feeling a bit funny not having known the buzzard, bat, and bee story before 😀 xxx
It was a timely reminder for me. So glad you found it inspiring.
I wasn’t aware of these facts either….I learned something new, too.
Beautiful post. Let me be a witness to the truth here. I couldn’t survive without my constant prayers. I need them now, more than ever before. It is the only way to survive and as time passes, all of us need to grab ahold of this. Times will continue to throw hardships our way and our only hope is looking up. Truly, that is our only hope now. This is good news because we will all realize the truth in the end, and that is the whole purpose of the suffering. To put our eyes in the right place. Looking up.
A loud AMEN!!
There’s nothing like the power of prayer.
I love this!
Glad you like! 🙂
Thank you for sharing… Lovely post!
Thank you Sara! Glad you enjoyed it.
Awww I’m reading this while lying on my bed, before going to bed 🙂
I take it as a sign for good things to come!
God bless you 🙂
I hope so! Thanks Zerohearts!
Wonderful post!!! It made my craptastic day so much brighter!
Craptastic?? You’re just too funny! 🙂
Jeannie – that is so true! What an inspiring post. I’ve recently thought of a new solution to a very old problem, by changing my own perception.The solution was there all along, I just didn’t know it. What a timely post. Thank you. ~Patricia
Thank you Patricia!
I think your solution is terrific! A different perspective is all we really need sometimes to improve the outlook of our situation.
Have a great evening!
I love this!!! Just reblogged it on my blog (hope you don’t mind . . .). ~Sara
Not at all Sara! Thank you! 🙂
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What a wonderful message.
Yes, it’s a much needed reminder for me. Thanks Kathleen.
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Just HAVE to share this blog post from Gracefully50. What a GREAT remind when we feel like there are no options. May we all be encouraged by it today! ~Sara’s Musings @ WordPress.com
Thanks so much for posting this…so timely and necessary to hear today!.
I’m so glad it helped you today! God bless!
Very nice, very true, thoughts, Jeannie. Thank you for sharing!
Glad you like!
Avoir un grand jour! 🙂
AMEN to that, Jeannie 😀
I second that Amen!
Interesting facts and a great reminder to look up. Thanks for that!
You’re so welcome. Thanks for stopping by.
Aren’t they? It reminds me of how “little” I know.
Lovely post! And interesting too!
On sort of a related note….I was just telling my daughter that today is over, we’ll never get it back, and to try to think of that occasionally. To make the best out of each and every day, because all of the sudden…life will just sweep you along until…you’re old! No. Make that middle-aged….
Great post….and an important reminder!
Haha! You almost had me in tears until the “middle-aged” part! 🙂
Well, it’s my bedtime…this OLD lady has to get some rest to face another hectic day. 😦
Have a good night, Elisa!
You have a good night too. You are beautiful inside and out!
Thank you for your nice comments on my blog! I super appreciate them. Glad you liked the leopard shoes ensemble. I sure wouldn’t go out in public in the second outfit. LOL
God bless you too!!
Joni, your posts always manage to make me smile. I really adored the leopard shoe outfit!
ummm, thoughtful post…..hubby thinks we people are like cows…..when one starts off in any direction, everyone follows with no idea of where, why and the end result!
Oh, Judy! You always make me smile!
I do sometimes act like a cow…just dazed and confused due to fatigue. I need a vacay!! 🙂
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Wonderful post that puts alot of things in perspective. Enjoy and be blessed!
Wonderful post! Such a simple gesture can make all the difference. Thanks for sharing. Be blessed! ~ Barb
Thanks Barbara! A much needed reminder for myself.
Oh Jeannie! This is fabulous and so true. I feel silly because I didn’t know those facts about the buzzard, bat, and bee!
Wonderful post ~ leslie
I didn’t know either… interesting facts.
This article reminded me so much of how I spend my days…just overwhelmed and frustrated. I needed a reminder, and thought this was just perfect.
Have a great one, Leslie!