Pea fowl can fly really far. They don't have to fly away from my dogs, though, because Cookie and Lova are afraid of a bird almost as big as they are. Pea fowl like to fly up and roost in high places especially where they can make their very *shy and quiet call* echo over the entire countryside at dawn. Places like the rafters inside a barn where there is an awesome echo and you can't immediately find the bird...
Of course we all know that geese can fly, but did you know that there are times when they will not fly? Fred and Ethel flew over the fence to come to my yard. They got fed, so they never left the yard - not even to go into the empty field next door. They never flew south for the winter... They never flew to the lake... They never flew to the top of the roof...
My rooster flying up to the top of a six foot fence is living up to his potential. The roof top guinea fowl and the barn rafter pea hen are living up to their potential. But did Fred and Ethel live up to their full potential?
For that matter... do I?
Some of us are made to soar with the eagles. Some of us are made to flap with the chickens. We all have different talents and different limitations. We also all have different potentials.
Well, whatever my potential, I am going to take a lesson from these birds and do my best to flap my wings and fly wherever the Lord wants to take me today! How about you?