The Eagle: Seven Principles- By Dr. Myles Monroe

Posted: October 23, 2007 in Life

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1. Eagles fly alone at a high altitude and not with sparrows or mix with other smaller birds. Birds of a feather flock together. No other bird goes to the height of the eagle. Eagles fly with eagles. Never in a flock. Even when Moses (Old Testament Bible) went to commune with God on the mountain, he left the crowd at the foothills. Stay away from sparrows and ravens. Eagles fly with eagles.

2. Eagles have strong vision, which focuses up to 5 kilometers from the air. When an eagle sites prey- even a rodent from this distance, he narrows his focus on it and sets out to get it. No matter the obstacle, the eagle will not move his focus from the prey until he grabs it. Have a vision and remain focused no matter what the obstacle and you will succeed.

3. Eagles do not eat dead things. He feeds on fresh prey. Vultures eat dead animals but not eagles. Steer clear of outdated and old information. Do your research well always.

4. The Eagle is the only bird that loves the storm. When clouds gather, the eagles get excited. The eagle uses the wings of the storm to rise and is pushed up higher. Once it finds the wing of the storm, the eagle stops flapping and uses the pressure of the raging storm to soar the clouds and glide. This gives the eagle an opportunity to rest its wings. In the meantime all the other birds hide in the leaves and branches of the trees. We can use the storms of our lives (obstacles, trouble, etc) to rise to greater heights. Achievers relish challenges and use them profitably.

5. The Eagle tests before it trusts. When a female eagle meets a male and they want to mate, she flies down to earth with the male pursing her and she picks a twig. She flies back into the air with the male pursuing her.

Once she has reached a height high enough for her, she lets the twig fall to the ground and watches it as it falls. The male chases after the twig. The faster it falls, the faster he chases until he reaches it and has to catch it before it falls to the ground, then bring it back to the female eagle. The female eagle grabs the twig and flies to a much higher altitude pursued by the male until she perceives it high enough, and then drops the twig for the male to chase. This goes on for hours, with the height increasing until the female eagle is assured that the male eagle has mastered the art of picking the twig which shows commitment, then and only then, will she allow him to mate with her! Whether in private life or in business, one should test commitment of people intended for partnership.

6. Eagles prepare for training. When about to lay eggs, the female and male eagle identify a place very high on a cliff where no predators can reach; the male flies to earth and picks thorns and lays them on the crevice of the cliff, then flies to earth again to collect twigs which he lays in the intended nest. He flies back to earth picks thorns and lays them on top of the twigs. He flies back to earth and picks soft grass to cover the thorns, and then flies back to pick rugs to put on the grass. When this first layering is complete the male eagle runs back to earth and picks more thorns, lays them on the nest; runs back to get grass and rugs and lays them on top of the thorns, then plucks his feathers to complete the nest. The thorns on the outside of the nest protect it from possible intruders. Both male and female eagles participate in raising the eagle family. She lays the eggs and protects them; he builds the nest and hunts. During the time of training the young ones to fly, the mother eagle throws the eaglets out of the nest and because they are scared, they jump into the nest again.

Next, she throws them out and then takes off the soft layers of the nest, leaving the thorns bare. When the scared eaglets jump into the nest again, they are pricked by thorns. Shrieking and bleeding they jump out again this time wondering why the mother and father who love them so much are torturing them. Next, mother eagle pushes them off the cliff into the air.

As they shriek in fear, father eagle flies out and picks them up on his back before they fall, and brings them back to the cliff. This goes on for sometime until they start flapping their wings. They get excited at this newfound knowledge that they can fly and not fall at such a fast rate.

The father and mother eagle supports them with their wings.

The preparation of the nest teaches us to prepare for changes;

The preparation for the family teaches us that active participation of both partners leads to success;

The being pricked by the thorns tells us that sometimes being too comfortable where we are may result into our not experiencing life, not progressing and not learning at all. The thorns of life come to teach us that we need to grow, get out of the nest and love on. We may not know it but the seemingly comfortable and safe haven may have thorns;

The people who love us do not let us languish in sloth but push us hard to grow and prosper. Even in their seemingly bad actions they have good intentions for us.

7. When the Eagle grows old, his feathers become weak and cannot take him as fast as he should. When he feels weak and about to die, he retires to a place far away in the rocks. While there, he plucks out every feather on his body until he is completely bare. He stays in this hiding place until he has grown new feathers, then he can come out. We occasionally need to shed off old habits & items that burden us without adding to our lives…

“As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings:” -Deuteronomy 32:11

  1. HYerman says:

    This is good! The tricky thing about eagles is that they don’t flock; you have to find them one at a time. Eagles don’t just show up. You have to go and look for them. A while ago I posted some thoughts on Six Marks of an Eagle. I like what Dr. Munroe says. I actually chatted with him last year in Omaha and took a couple of pictures with him. I have almost all his books but I haven’t seen this reference to eagles. Is this from a book, a CD or a video series?

  2. Interesting piece.
    Guess we all need to be eagles at a certain time in life

  3. Morris Njoguh says:

    This is such a masterpiece.One that will change the destiny of any procrastinator.

  4. ashley says:

    You see the eagle soars high up,there is nothing that hold it from doing what it was created to do that is to fly and be above the rest .It has recognised the authority it was given that is tofly without limitations and hesitation.The eagle is us as human s we have what it takes to change either for better or worse the choice is ours alone no one else will choice/shape our course of destiny.

  5. John Tuga says:

    Dear Dr M.Monroe,
    Thank you for your encouraging message about the Kingdom of God. I Beleived this is the last message for the end times that we are living in now , May God Bless you.

    Here in the Solomon Islands where the Gospel ends , God Have come to us and avealed this Kingdom in its fullness , we have discovered the 7 key to open the last 7 seals in Revelation…

    more to tell …

    thank you


  6. Douphet Yeo says:

    I am voiceless. This is clear and sound. Thanks a lot and God bless you.

  7. Paul Peters says:

    Amazing, God has built within us the potential to succeed. There is no reason why we should not unlock ourselves to success.

  8. Mary Foust says:

    I like this. Good information. Very good reality check for us as we walk with God. Thanks

  9. Awesome revelation.To be the best as a leader,vision, focus, information, commitment, consecration and preparation is crucial.Dr. Monroe is one leader that have greatly influenced my thinking through scriptural related publication with outstanding insight. I believe that any one serious about leadership and defining his purpose should check up books by m.Monroe such as The spirit of leadership, The power OF VISION, THE burden of freedom etc. They are indeed life changers.
    Thank God for your life sir, Your life and service to humanity would never be forgotten.

  10. collince Adeya says:

    may God bless you and increase you in revelation for the sake of this perverse generation at this dispensation.We were inspired with this sermon on Sunday the 15th,Nov 09
    God bless

  11. juliet pulu says:

    thank u sir 4 this lesson onthe eagle bcos it tauht me on how to be focused and to be independent

  12. juliet pulu says:

    sir generations will live to celebrate u bcos ur lessons on leadership has made many good leaders.

  13. patrick okumu M says:

    Hey mr monroe,
    This has been a great inspiration bearing in mind
    that at the moment am shifting my paradigm from
    being an employee to owning my own has
    been my greatest motivation in year 2010.Ahsante sana monroe.


  14. Sarah Hamdi says:

    this article drives me to make a turning point in my life

  15. Emmanuel Saisi says:

    Amazing reality my God bless you.

  16. Payrees Margai says:

    am so happy for people like Dr Monroe,who God is using to bring the word to us may God bless him
    Thank you

  17. Peggy Wilson says:

    This is very inspirational to meet, I always know that, at the top is very lonely but at the same it is very good to be set a part if one wishes to achieve their goal,I will continue to be motivated knowing that God has a purpose for my life and to achieve it I have to continue staying at a high altitude. God Bless you as you continue to motivate others.

  18. Wow, I am totally stoked about deciding to be an eagle, thank you!

  19. ismaila b haruna says:

    Thanks a million for these nuggets. GSO bless you sir. cheers. . .

  20. titus kitonyi says:

    I am really impacted by the eagle message DR, thanks for the revalation GOD bless you.

  21. don phakulty says:

    woop dr. m. monroe! God bless u, u are really a blessin 2 this generation. this inspiration confirms one thing i have always known,that solitude breeds fortitude and u dont grow bitter when marginalized but u grow up and become better.


    Sir! this is light to me, amso revived, Sir am back on fire.
    Am going to keep keen focus over my vision.
    Am jumping out of every comfort complacent zone.

  23. vasiti says:

    Bula Doctor Munroe
    Im so blessed to have you in my life,Ive got most of your dvd and I thnk God for your life…sometimes I want to quit bt the depth of knowledge of the kingdom of God you have is mine to live it.From the island of Fiji Vinaka-thank you

  24. Douglas says:

    Sir, this is what i am building myself to become in life. Somebody talked to me about patience using the Female and male eagles commitment before mating. I so much caught my attention that i had to search for it. This piece is very practical and useful to me in the journey of life.

  25. Douglas says:

    Sir, this is what i am building myself to become in life. Somebody talked to me about patience using the Female and male eagles commitment before mating. It so much caught my attention that i had to search for it. This piece is very practical and useful to me in the journey of life. From the land of Nigeria.. Thanks very Much Dr.

  26. washington says:

    How to get the seven principle of the eagle

  27. Lovemore says:

    After watching Dr Monroe on morning live today here in South Africa, i decided to come and search for him. He is really a good motivater. Keep it up, may God increase your days.

  28. Pst James Ngumbi says:

    Thanks alot 4 the 7 principles. God for sure speaks so audibly thr’ nature. BRAVO Monroe if u could take a trip to Kenya any day come for a banana from me.! Pst James Ngumbi

  29. Milton C. Barnes says:

    Praise the Lord !!! Dr. Monroe, your lesson on the 7 Principles of the Eagle has greatly impacted my life. I’ve followed your teaching concerning the Kingdom of God and I’m equally impressed with with those also. You are a “TRUE” Man of God that is annionted to preach and spread the good news of the Kingdom. If I only had one wish of whom i would LOVE to sit at the feet of and learn more about God’s Kingdom, it would be YOU. Words cannot began to express my sincere longing to know God’s thoughts and to understand his precepts. Please continue to allow God to use you. I’m really Listening !!!!! Thanks, May God Bless

  30. Kariyama John Eliasu says:

    I have really enjoyed reading The Eagle: seven principles , and the message has created a great impart in my spiritual and social life . I pray that God should bless Dr Myles Monroe to discover more realities of life to erase areas of darkness in peoples’ lives.

  31. hasting tjipueja says:

    This is good. I was looking for this type of information, and here I find it from a man of God. There is a purpose, why we have to study the life of an eagle.; through this, we begin to know our inner strength and capacity, as made by God. God bless you all.

  32. Musembi says:

    I find the article really inspiring and uplifting.God bless Doctor.

  33. John Azamela says:

    Dr. I was amazed at the depth of wisdom God has deposited in his creation after reading about your message of the eagle. Can u imagine that its my first reading of u? And just by this alone, a light has been shown to me. God bless u and please pray for me to also write like u do bcos i feel i have a lot to tell the world through writing.

  34. Odindu Rex Chimezie says:

    Thank you a mil’ Dr. Myles! Though I ain’t yet an eagle but with your spirit-lifting homilies, I believe that the devil can not hold on forever. I will become AN EAGLE! And I am AN EAGLE!

  35. Godknows. T. Homwe says:

    i just want to thank Dr MYLES and all of is so inspiring, guese wat yesterdae i dared to struggle. todae idae to win.

  36. Godknows. T. Homwe says:

    thank you

  37. Moyo Joakim says:

    Godly matters reguire godly minds like yours Doc. Keep firing from all godly barrels and the world will be saved and served.

  38. Moyo Joakim says:

    I grew up in a locality with so many bateleurs. I would silently watch them do their antics and watch them in flight with their young. Their majestic calls,conduct and lifestyle remained mysterious until this article some 5yrs or so ago. Is it true that they renew selves.

  39. Ashley says:

    Good writing, I must Say! I liked it especially when you cited the necessary exaggeration! Telented.

  40. Gabriel socrates Amissah says:

    This is amazing, God has given man all it takes to posses everything that belong to us. This piece on eagle from Dr Myles Munroe is really a revelation from God to mankind.


  42. Eng. B, K. Njenga says:

    This is a nice master piece; it is very educative as well as inspiring. Lets all be like eagles.

  43. Ndubuisi paul (JP) says:

    nice piece of work. its encouraging & inspirational.


  45. Tebogo Pule says:

    Thank you so much for this masterpiece, Dr Myles! What a revelation indeed! This is reminder and a motivation that we are created with greatness in us because the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead is the same Spirit that lives in us, and therefore we can do all things through Christ who gives us the strenghth. There is so much untapped potential in us because of fear, and yet, our Father, our Creator, trusts us to do great exploits for His Kingdom because He knows that whatever is in Him is in us as His likeness and His image. These principles of an eagle just stirred the power that God has already endowed in me, that is lying dormant. I really thank God for raising eagles like you in the kingdom, to inspire others like us! May God continue to increase you in every area of your life and also continue to use you as His vessel to inspire and push us to that height of eagles!

  46. Dickson Okello says:

    Dickson Okello
    Have always wondered and discussed with friends where Dr.Munroe gets the wondereful messages he puts across,God works with his man,read power of prayer,power of vision,after reading this,have been yearning for any material authored by him.I know vision is looking at things not as they are,but as they could be……..Be blessed good Dr………….

  47. Emmanuel Saisi says:

    Im so blessed with this that i desire to be an eagle. Thanks alot man of God.

  48. Alive Faith International says:

    Reblogged this on A.F.Int. and commented:
    I like so many things about the eagle, and this year I discovered something about them that I especially like: EAGLES ARE FAITHFUL TO ONE MATE!!!

  49. lucy thegeme says:

    send us more motivations

  50. Faustine Ndaro says:

    What I just needed!The missing bits to make me soar like an eagle.Thanks Doc.

  51. Collins Karanja says:

    Thanks alot Dad,you usually encourages me may the Almighty God bless you

  52. M.i.benedict says:

    Using this eagles principle to write a book titled “gaining ground through challenges”

  53. Mpho says:

    I love the way Dr Miles is teaching us to match our lives or imitate the eagle to press on, focus, persevere, in any hardship all tests,

    we will at the end ritch our goal
    that’s True.
    Mpho, south africa

  54. cyprian murira munga says:

    i confess to be an eagle.

  55. Ambros Omolo says:

    Thanks Dr Munroe for this wonderful message. It has been a blessing to me and to my son who is in a high school. I used this wonderful information to encourage him to soldier on with his studies and never give up despite challenges.

  56. martin says:

    i really appreciate en am conviced of da principles.

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