Now, here's the thing. God has made us humans like eagles - in one important respect. We too must extend our wings as far as possible if we are to take flight. Like the eagle, our descent, our fall (our FALL) continues to happen in our lives, every day of our lives, unless we use every inch of the wings that God has given us to fly with.
What are our wings? Our wings consist of faith, hope, love, patience, kindness, gentleness, goodness, trust, trust, trust, positive feelings, ambitious concepts, inspiring dreams, trust, trust, trust...
Most people go through life with their wings at half extension. Or, they extend their wings fully, only to quickly pull them back into their body - ashamed, or afraid to take full flight. Or, at full extension, we constantly wonder if our wings are "out there too far" "maybe there are holes in the wings somewhere" "perhaps our wings will break off". And so, we fly with an inner trepidation that makes flying much less possible and certainly less enjoyable.
It is only through Christ (through our faith - trust) in God that we can actually have the strength to fully extend our wings - our lives. The book of Isaiah says, "those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles..." (Is. 41:31).
Ask God to help you extend the wings of your life further than they have ever been extended. I have recently come to the conclusion that as an eagle/human, I have only been flying at half extension most of my life. Full flight comes through trust. Trust me, Trust God, the fall you are experiencing will come to a halt, and your true flight will begin.
All for Now,