Pastor Kevin Sanders

"He must increase, but I must decrease." -John 3:30

Eagles vs Chickens

  . . . but those who hope in 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

A few days ago I was chatting with a friend who needed some encouragement.  She is temporarily staying overseas for some training—far away from her family and her spiritual family (her church).

Many of her work mates and roommates have no commitment to Christ.  Their lifestyles, values, and priorities are very different from hers.  She cannot always join them in their “night life” because she knows some of these activities would not honor Christ.

She’s standing firm, but it’s been a lonely road.  She confessed feeling alone and isolated.
Here’s what I told her:

Eagles soar high above other birds. Therefore, eagles must be willing to fly alone.

Chickens, on the other hand, are content to scratch along the ground with other chickens.

Which would you rather be?


  1. Same as reminder in Psalm 34:9

    “Fear the LORD, you his saints, for those who fear him lack nothing.”

    It’s a statement not a promise.


  2. Very, very nice illustration.

  3. Eagle! =)

  4. I most certainly be an Eagle. =)

  5. God’s plan for us is to be EAGLES and to saor above everything else. There are times that we pretend we aren’t. there are time that we pretend to be chickens. Because of this, we don’t reach our true potential. Because of this we don’t become the head and be on top just as God had promised. because of these promises don’t become real that eaasily.

  6. She must not be discouraged with what she sees from her roomates. Rather she must be very thankful to the Lord, for giving her such kinds of people and giving her the chance to show her love for Jesus Christ. That’s our purpose, to share our faith, then God will do the rest. 🙂

  7. She’s doing just that, but she just needed a little bit of encouragement.

  8. If it’s any encouragement to her, I’d like to say…that it just shows she’s different and that makes her special! wish I could tell her that myself.

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