Friday, July 15, 2011

The eagle that lived and died as a chicken

A baby eagle became orphaned when something happened to his parents. He glided down to the ground from his nest but was not yet able to fly. A man picked him up. The man took him to a farmer & said, “This is a special kind of barnyard chicken that will grow up big.”

The farmer said, “Don’t look like no barnyard chicken to me.” “Oh yes, it is. You will be glad to own it.” The farmer took the baby eagle and placed it with his chickens. The baby eagle learned to imitate the chickens. He could scratch the ground for grubs and worms too. He grew up thinking he was a chicken.

Then one day an eagle flew over the barnyard. The eagle looked up and wondered, “What kind of animal is that? How graceful, powerful, and free it is.” Then he asked another chicken, “What is that?” The chicken replied, “Oh, that is an eagle. But don’t worry yourself about that. You will never be able to fly like that.”

And the eagle went back to scratching the ground.

He continued to behave like the chicken he thought he was.
Finally he died,
never knowing the grand life that could have been his.
Author unknown

From the first time I read this story and I could not help but wonder which potentials and/or abilities I have that I have not discovered. Join me in this journey to get empowered to look up and step up and be all God has ordained me to be. 

Friday, July 1, 2011

Be Empowered

Empower means:
1. give authority to somebody: to give somebody power or authority*
2. make more confident or assertive: to give somebody a greater sense of confidence or self-esteem*

We all need to realize that we have the "authority" and ability to achieve success. God has given us every thing we need to live a successful life. God knows the plans He has for your life, do you have any plan for your life?

At our Women Empowerment Conference, we learned that we must all PLAN
Put God first
Let go of your limitations
Assess you capabilities
Never let go of your aspirations

As we start the 2nd half of the year, how much have you accomplished per your plan? Do you have one? Or have you just let things happen to you? Are you "stuck" at the bottom of a mountain with a plan but no idea on how to proceeed? Do you need help up?

With God's help and inspiration, we'll share "Empowerment" tips on this blog. They may be things you already know and possibly things you have not done...but need to take note of and DO to get to the next level in your life. No-one can really help you beyond your first arise, take my hand and... 
...let's go...


Can you?

That is a question that comes up now and leaders we need to help those around us give the right answer.