It was an unusual image that came to me while taking communion. I saw a large bird perched on a limb within a tree. The bird compressed its legs in preparation to launch at the same time unfurling its wings to catch the first lift of air. At the moment when it appeared like the bird would rise from the limb, I looked down and saw that its feet had been tied to the tree branch. The first attempt to launch failed. The bird recomposed itself and took its position back on the limb while its feet still remained shackled to the tree. It was a struggle to get repositioned. The bird tried to fly again and this time as its wings moved the restraints were broken, and the bird flew away.
For those to whom this word would apply, you have done all you could to prepare for your launch. Your faith was strong, and you positioned yourself according to the leading of the Lord. All the prep work was done, and you were ready, but the first attempt failed. It was impossible to imagine that scenario of failure, but it happened.
Reposition yourself and gather your faith for a relaunch. While it seems as though your feet are still tied to the tree limb as before, this time something different will take place. A miraculous intervention from God will occur cutting what tied you to the failure of the past. When success takes place, it will not be the testimony of your knowledge or detailed preparation that will shine through. It will be the intervention of the Lord that will build your faith and the faith of those who witnessed the flight of your success – a success that came because God is always faithful to perform what He promised.