Beautiful parrots have their vibrant colors whether they are in the air, or on the ground. They don’t start out in the air, birds are born in a nest, or on a ground level. They grow into their beauty, but that is not dependent on their altitude, however even their amazing colors are more vibrant in the sunlight as they soar.
God placed beauty in us, before we ever soar, so we should not judge ourselves by our accomplishments. At the same time, He can shine so brightly through us, that it elevates the gifts He gave you, to a miraculous place. This is when you soar above anything we could ever do on our own.