Old Feathers going Nowhere Man

Sometimes songs just come up and float into your consciousness and you look for a meaning and perhaps a connection to this memory being played back to you.
So I had a Nowhere man song impression.
Here are the lyrics:-


He's a real nowhere man,
Sitting in his Nowhere Land,
Making all his nowhere plans
for nobody.

Doesn't have a point of view,
Knows not where he's going to,
Isn't he a bit like you and me?

Nowhere Man please listen,
You don't know what you're missing,
Nowhere Man,the world is at your command!

He's as blind as he can be,
Just sees what he wants to see,
Nowhere Man can you see me at all?

Nowhere Man, don't worry,
Take your time, don't hurry,
Leave it all till somebody else
lends you a hand!

Doesn't have a point of view,
Knows not where he's going to,
Isn't he a bit like you and me?

Nowhere Man please listen,
you don't know what you're missing
Nowhere Man, the world is at your command!

He's a real Nowhere Man,
Sitting in his Nowhere Land,
Making all his nowhere plans for nobody.
Making all his nowhere plans
for nobody.
Making all his nowhere plans
for nobody!

Written by Lennon McCartney of the The Beatles their Composition and Lyrics

How can I relate to this song?
Cant really see the future, making all the right plans but never seem to get anywhere. When it comes to an opinion on what hope there is, I dont really know and cant quite put my finger on it - it is out there somewhere, I just havent arrived there yet.
There is a destination for me, just not sure where it is and I just need to make it through to next week, gotta pay the bills first, get some food and put some gas in the car and hope I make it to the next payday.
Credit cards just wont come right, just break even and then there is another big bill to pay, so back to square one - owing the bank heaps.
A familiar song played - sounds a bit like you and me doesnt it?
Maybe you are going absolutely nowhere, pushing up hill in a tin can and all looks lost.
Or you might be just drifting and going with the tide and the currents of what life will bring your way - whatever comes my way just go with it.
Sounds blissful and a place where you don't have to do anything just be and see what happens.
That might appear to be a good thing, but if you just end up nowhere and you end up with no real goals for your future, then you just exist day in day out.

Proverbs 29:18 -
18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

You need a glimpse of your future, it is a way to look for those desires that are placed inside you, to be what you dream you can be.
Dreams can be inspirational and can give a picture of your true desires to reach a potential, that you know you have.
Everybody is unique and has greatness written on the inside, the world waits for your unique abilities to be displayed and can only be expressed in your individual way.

So what if it was true that our best for this life is automatic and you only need to accept whatever comes your way?
We wouldn't need psychiatrists and counselors to unlock our potential and delve into our subconscious to see what is the real you inside and find ways to release it.
Dr Phil would be out of a job and noone would pay any attention to his best advice, but we see that it just doesnt work that way. You know that it seems that only a few reach their real potential, many seem to fall into the status quo of what life has dished up to us.
When we have lost that drive and zest for life, how can we dream again and get on our feet and give it a real go?

In Psalm 103:5 -
5 who satisfies your desires with good things
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
NIV Version
5 Who satisfies your mouth with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
NKJ Version

We are talking about our desires and when they are satisfied, then what happens - your youth is renewed like the eagles.
Your desires are your hopes and dreams for the future and when you were young the world was your oyster, it was all in front of you and the desires were fresh and you were gun-ho - lets go sort of person.
Maybe not all of us had that type of youthful outlook, hopes can be shattered by circumstances.
However, we are all born with inner desires and these come to the surface when we look into our future and see the possibilities, what drives you is passion and it is your desires and dreams that match your individual makeup of who you are and what you will be.
The New King James Version uses the word mouth instead of desires and out of your mouth comes what your plans are and the passion you have is what you express to others.

We see that it is God who satisfies our desires and He places the good things for our future in our hearts, so that we can have that youthful enthusiasm that is the healthy drive, to move us forward to a satisfying destiny.
When your desires and what your mouth speaks about your future are satisfied with the good things that God provides, your future is going somewhere.

Wow - God puts those good things in our hearts and suddenly we are alive again and He renews our youth like the eagles.
The eagle is a majestic bird, king of the air and this is what it is like when God comes into our lives, He places the right desires inside us and then we are lifted above the ground dwellers, where turkeys are and we take flight like the eagle into the heights, a whole new perspective on life.
The eagle can soar into great heights and has very sharp eyesight, that can see great distances and flies with majestic breeze.
The eagles eyesight is keen, he has real vision and knows where he is going with accuracy.
You see our desires are like our dreams and visions for our future - it is that inside our desires can be satisfied with the good things of our real potential and a destiny that will really excite us and rejuvenate our old weary person.
Even eagles with all of their majestic abilities get old in this life.
When the eagle is worn down by the life processes and winds of opposition the eagle will remove the old feathers - until he is laid bare.
Sometimes we need to come to the end of ourselves, that can be going nowhere and now we have lost the drive for life. It is then that we can come to a place of being bare from our old feathers, that just dont work like they used to, when we had the youthful spring in our step and the whole world was ours.

You know when you lose the old and take on the new, something changes, you might look the same on the outside, but something has changed and you have new life.
It is clear that God views us differently than our peers, He sees our potential as being made righteous in Christ and covered by His blood sacrifice to make us clean and does not see us according to our old ways.
2 Corinthians 5:16,17 16 Therefore, from now on, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him thus no longer.
17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
In fact we become a new person or created new, to be righteous before God and now the old ways pass away.
We can be given new feathers or the youthful spark, so we can fly up to the heights that we know inside - we have that potential to reach - if only........... - well.
In Christ you are a new Creation

Sometimes we just need to have heart as they say, like the movie, chariots of fire where the young olympic runner ran with faith, and now we too can run that race with confidence, having faith to move with the wind.
Sometimes instead of allowing our thinking to take over and work it all out, we just need to switch over and become new and run with the spirit. We can put on those new feathers that will enable us to reach the heights of our wildest dreams.
Or maybe, we just might be beginning to see, get a glimpse and dream dreams, when we begin to look upwards, towards God in Heaven.

So you dont really want those old feathers back do you? You need to be in a place where the old thinking doesnt pull you down from the possibilities of the new.
Old mindsets can be very stubborn and have a limited view of life, where a prideful attitude of knowing all and having it all together creeps in to resist the new ways that can revolutionise our life.
The old feathers of tired old religious practices can also play havoc with our thinking, if it is based on an old formula which was the method of the past and the old ways of yesterday can restrict us from reaching new and unseen heights.
You might have had the good feathers that worked well once and you soared in the skies, but now you are battle worn - or the old tricks aren't cutting it anymore.
Time for new.

What is a good gauge to tell you when the feathers are worn out and you are going nowhere?
Your desires are they satisfied? Are you speaking the good things for your future?
What are you missing?
The world really is at your command, it is your world and the future is there for you, so you just need that spark that will ignite the passion again.
God is the source of the spark and the fuel He places inside is made of good things, it has your destiny written on it and when the spark and the good things come together in the engine room, they will ignite and the motor will run like the wind.

Are you going Nowhere Man with the old feathers of yesterday?
I am sure you want to dream and soar in freedom flight with new feathers and reach your highest destiny.

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