Maybe the eagle

Shouldn’t fly.

Maybe the same is true

Of the hummingbird,

The butterfly,

And the honey bee.


Of course!

But I repeatedly


If I was meant

To fly.

Maybe I’m showing off.

Maybe I’m attracting

Too much attention.

Maybe my wings

Were only meant

To teach self-control.

Oh, I know

There are no-fly zones.

Places of danger…


And unseen.

But just because

There are places

I should not go,

Doesn’t mean

I have to fold my wings,

Afraid to venture forth.

Is it safer to stay put

When new horizons

Are calling?

I must never forget

The lessons I’ve learned.


I must not stay

Where I am,


When there are

So many destinations

Just a few flaps away.

Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is (Ephesians 5:15-17, NIV).


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