Did you know birds are trained by their parents through what is called the power of reinforcement? I didn’t until recently. See, their main source of motivation is food. The babies need food to survive. Initially, the baby knows nothing more than the regular feeding intervals done by the Mom. The Mom will come and drop some food off in their mouth. After some time, when she feels they are ready, she will begin to stand farther and farther away forcing the baby to come to get the food. That’s how it learns to venture out on the branch. This is a repetitive process.
I also learned that some birds develop into strong fliers and become independent all within a couple of weeks. It takes motivation by the parents, and so much more, to help the babies reach their full potential.
As I watched the brood of young grow, and eventually leave the nest, I couldn’t help but think about their purpose and how it came about. Day by day they were stretched to go a little further until one day they had gained the confidence to soar. If they had failed to stretch they may not have fulfilled all of their purpose.
I believe the same is true for you and me. If we fail to stretch, we may not fulfill all of our purpose.
Stretch on purpose 💜
Be Strengthened and Encouraged in HIM!
Hey There! I'm Liz
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