The Eagle Story: Be Who You were Meant to Be

Here’s a story that I like a lot. It reminds one to chase one’s destiny. It is also a good story to illustrate how we need to be careful not to conform as we are most likely to become who we think we are with the people we mixed with.

When someone mentions an eagle, what do you think of in your mind?

Many people imagine a big bird, flying high up in the air, with its wings spread out, moving around gracefully with so little effort.

The eagle has very sharp eyes which can see a long distance. When it sees a meal, like a rabbit on the ground, it can come down very fast and grab the animal with its sharp claws.

The eagle is called the king of the birds. It has great strength, super vision and really strong claws.

A story is told of a man who found an eagle’s egg. He put it with his chickens and the mother hens.

Soon the egg hatched. The young eagle grew up with all the other chickens. Whatever the chickens did, the eagle also did. He thought he was a chicken, just like them.

Since the chickens could only fly for a short distance, the eagle also learnt to fly a short distance. He thought that was what he was supposed to do. So that was all that he thought he could do. And that was all he was able to do.

One day the eagle saw a bird flying high above him. He was very impressed. “Who is that?” he asked the hens around him.

“That’s the eagle, the king of the birds,” the hens told him. “He belongs to the sky. We belong to the earth – we are chickens.

So the eagle lived and died a chicken, for that’s what he thought he was.

16 thoughts on “The Eagle Story: Be Who You were Meant to Be

  1. Nice story….at least it isn’t about a chicken crossing the road or guessing what gender the chicken is. 😀 Ooops….did I place socks in my mouth?? >,<

  2. 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. isaiah 40.31

  3. hi, well great story. You got me thinking about my favorite bible verse: Isaiah 40:29-31, that says in part: “Boys will both tire out and grow weary and young men themselves will without fail stumble. but those hoping in Jehovah will mount up with wings just like eagles; they will run and not grow weary…”

    The God who created the heavens and the earth, Jehovah is his name.

    Jehovah likens himself to an eagle that cares, protects and feeds his fledglings, just like he cared for his fledgling nation of Israel in the Wilderness and beyond!

    Isn’t it wonderful to have Jehovah with us at every moment of our lives, just like an eagle? We are ever in the shadow of his wings that expand about 7 metres!

  4. Andrew,
    Then how would you expl this verse?

    Does not the Potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for noble purposes and some for common use?
    Rom 9:21 NIV

    1. Consider this: It doesn’t matter whether you are born into a family of turkeys, ducks or chickens. You are the source of your decisions and choices. Once we awaken to realize the power lies within us to take accountability and responsibility for what’s working or not working in our lives. We can pause and evaluate our actions, behavior, conduct, attitude and language about the issue, situation or circumstances. We can re-evaluate our thoughts, thinking and beliefs about any occurrence. We can change our perspective, perceptions or point of view . We can adjust our attitude, change our actions, behavior, conduct and story about the situation ti serve us not sabotage us. We can accept “What Is!” We focus on what is working. On small change will change the outcome. We can only change ourselves – no another. Move On. Be the Change with Love. Forgive. Let go. The past is History. Leverage your Present, the Gift and Blessings of Life in the Power of Now! Now is Good!!!

  5. Praise the Lord Jesus…
    yes there are those who were blinded of not knowing the truth, but JESUS said IAM the WAY the TRUTH and the LIFE no man cometh unto the FATHER, but by ME.
    John 14:6
    If you believe and trust HIM there will be no mystery in your life and you will be assured of your DESTINY… and your heart’s and mind will be open of the TRUTH that has been hidden from you.

  6. I have enjoy the message and i will like to get more stories aboaut Eagle. Because i am trying to do my things like Eagle. With God all things are possible.

  7. What a great lesson to learn from. What of if it was a chicken egg that was hatched by an eagle, would it have flown like an eagle since they. Will influence its character?

  8. Hi can I add more to the story.—–

    imagine the eagle did not die. One day when another eagle flying up in the sky saw chicks below, came fast down to grab them and prey them. when came closer it wondered to see an eagle among chicken. He grabbed the “eagle-chicken” and put it on the highest peak of a mountain. And told him ‘ son what are u doing with chickens? You are not chicken, see your sharp beak and claws, spread your wings and see how large they are! You are an eagle! Ground is not your place. U belong to sky. you are king of birds! Spread your wings and fly. And he helped the new eagle to fly and it really flew in the sky and became part of it!

    Thus he got self realization and really knew who he was !!

    Baiju Augustine (

  9. BAiju
    That is the purpose of the story I would say and the Job of an educator, to teach chickens to be Eagles

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