Specialists who have studied eagles tell us that when the time comes, the mother bird will push her young out of the nest. She will let a frightened fledgling drop a distance of 90 feet or more before she swoops down under it and carries it back to safety. This procedure is repeated about every 15 minutes until the eaglet begins to fly on its own. The behavior of the adult bird seems very cruel. Yet if the babies were not shoved out, they would be content to remain indefinitely.
God has a purpose in allowing adversities to disturb the lives of His children. We shrink from challenge and are prone to settle down. 1 Corinthians 10:13: "No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it."