We stall we fall


When watching one of Reuben’s videos on “Taking Flight”, something that caught my attention was the principle of stalling. The principle is simple, which is when we stall, we fall.

In fluid and aerodynamics, a “stall” is a condition when the coefficient of lift is reduced due to an increase in the angle known as the Angle of Attack (AOA). As long as the force (moving air) under an airplane can be applied against the body (mainly wings) of the airplane, it can lift the airplane to greater heights, but if the angle of the airplane body in increased such that the force underneath the airplane cannot be applied to lift the airplane, the airplane stalls and then falls. Extrapolating this principle, I realized that, when our lives are angled appropriately on Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit of God can help us soar on wings like eagles to highest of heights, but when our lives tilt towards the things of the world that are not in Christ Jesus, we stall and we fall.

To indeed soar on wings like eagles, we must first wait (rest) on the LORD, i.e., we must be inclined (angled) on Christ. Otherwise, we will stall and we will fall.

Isaiah 40:30-31 (KJV)
30
Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:
31
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

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2 Responses

  1. What a coincidence we are studying Isaiah 40 this week in Bible Study Fellowship (BSF).

  2. Thank you Careth. Your words are encouraging. Glory be His, not mine – I am just a blow horn. The blow horn can make no sound of its own, except if someone speaks into it. The words again are of The WORD. :-)

    On a related note, as I pondered on this text, I realized that it not the wings of an airplane that carries it, but the air flowing around it. Likewise, we cannot soar on our own, unless the Spirit of God surrounds us and lifts us up to heavenly places.

    Once again, thank you for your encouraging words. God bless you and your family.

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