GOD MADE YOU TO FLY LIKE AN ARROW

fly like an arrow

Do you ever feel like you don’t have a purpose? That your life is never going to hit the mark?

Today’s #soulh2o devotion will increase your confidence to believe God Made you To Fly Like an Arrow… And Hit The Bullseye!

He made my mouth like a sharpened sword,
in the shadow of his hand
he hid me;
he made me into a polished arrow 
and concealed me in his quiver.
He said to me, 
"You are my servant… in whom 
I will display my splendor."
~Isaiah 49:2-3 NIV
#flylikeanarrow

This verse.

For the past year, it’s been swirling around my head, soaking deep into my soul. I know when this happens it’s God developing a sermon in me, that will one day flow through me. The intensity of this message has been building in my heart. I can feel it beating… louder and louder, reverberating in my chest.

The Master Archer

I sense the bow in God’s hand is drawing back. He’s pulling further and further back till His hand is behind his head, so this arrow can fly far. I can’t wait to share all God’s been showing me but today I feel impressed to release just a droplet from this ocean of learning.

The arrow in God’s hand is me.

The arrow in God’s hand is you.

God Made You To Fly Like An Arrow

In Isaiah 49, God is speaking to His people and using the imagery of archery to fire home a message, hitting the bullseye in my heart.

Isaiah 49:2-3

The message isn’t neat. I’d love for the points to all start with the same letter, but they don’t. There are 3 P’s, then an H, followed by another P. Picked, Perfected, Pulled Back, then Hidden… to be Propelled. It’s messier than I’d prefer… much like my life! While researching for this message, I came across a statement that helped me to better accept the windy path this arrow has been released to follow:

“The saying “straight as an arrow” really isn’t true.
When an arrow is released from a bow,
it bends and twists its way to the target,
rather than keep its perfectly-straight form.”1

“Straight” As An Arrow

The words this writer used to describe the path of the arrow explain how my life, and maybe yours has gone. He describes how the arrow bends, twists, and wobbles, with different parts moving at different speeds… yet it all works together to pierce the mark.

Our lives seldom are on the ‘straight shot’ trajectory. There are twists and turns, bends in the road, times when you’re wobbly in the knees or periods when one part of your life is moving forward at breakneck speeds, and another is falling apart… but all are signs that God is propelling you towards the mark; the destiny for which He’s purposed you for.

I pray the message in today’s Soul H2O devotion pierces into the deepest places of your heart, so you see that God Picked YouHe’s Perfecting You… there’s Purpose in being Pulled Back… and when God Hides You in His quiver… it’s so He can Propel You Forward!

God Made You To Fly Like An Arrow

Prayer

Father… I’m going to rest in the truth that You’re at work. Whether I’m in the perfecting, hiding, pulling back or propelling phase, help me to relax and let you move me forward; in Your perfect timing. In Jesus Name…Amen


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Drawing From The Well
1. Isaiah 49:2-3
2. 2 Thessalonians 1:10
3. Isaiah 43:21
4. 1 Peter 2:9


ENDNOTES
1 https://worldarchery.org/news/146270/why-do-arrows-bend World Archer Website Accessed: 2019-06-04


natalie grant burn bright #musicpic SONG: Burn Bright
Makes Me Feel: loved, cherished, special, I have a purpose, my life counts for something—something good!
Sung By: Natalie Grant
Website: https://www.nataliegrant.com/
Album: Hurricane © 2013
Written By: Stephanie Rachel Lewis, Bernie Herms, Natalie Diane Grant, David E Moffitt
Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/track/2aUnkQOVJfRLUzJgGApqEX?si=zF3TKpMDQQWCPrz7-JsD6g
Official Youtube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1n0jbzBQZKc
AZ Lyrics: https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/nataliegrant/burnbright.html
My favorite lines as recorded on AZ Lyrics (link above):

You were made to shine
You were made for life…
You were made for more, so much more
Child of everlasting light…
So baby burn bright

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Comments(4)

  1. SARAH says

    Thank-you for this beautiful imagery from Isaiah 49:2. I feel like I am propelled and going faster than I antisipated, but when I think about where I am at in my life, I am in the pulling back phase. After praying for a couple of years and asking God what He wants me to do, I have gone back to college. It has been tough, but God has been with me every day. He guides me and sometimes I wonder if it’s Him giving me answers for exams. It took me a long time to know He has a plan for me, and there is no better feeling than knowing I am in His will.

    • Sherry Stahl says

      Sarah,
      I love it! Thanks for sharing your story. It will be exciting to see what God does in and through you as you stay sensitive to His lead. Allow Him to pull you back far in this stage. Savor the sweet quiet times you have with Him. All of that is what will propel you further in the next chapter.
      Much love,
      ~Sherry
      xoxo

  2. Lydia C. Lee says

    Interesting idea – I like the lyric in that song. #Ablogginggoodtime

    • Sherry Stahl says

      Thanks Lydia! Great to have you on the blog 🙂
      ~Sherry
      xoxo

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