Proverbs 30:24-28 tells us:
24 Four things on earth are small,
but they are exceedingly wise:
25 the ants are a people not strong,
yet they provide their food in the summer;
26 the rock badgers are a people not mighty,
yet they make their homes in the cliffs;
27 the locusts have no king,
yet all of them march in rank;
28 the lizard you can take in your hands,
yet it is in kings’ palaces.
Ants. Rock badgers. Locusts. Lizards.
Four examples of very small creatures, each with an impressive impact.
Small – but mighty.
Each of these very small creatures displays wisdom in how they deal with life, and each has something that even wise people can learn from: diligence, commitment, fortitude, persistence in overcoming life’s challenges. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to mess with any lizards. I’m more than happy to consider them mightier than me. 😉
So – what can I take away from this? Very simply – I may be a tiny pinpoint in this realm of life, but God has mighty plans for each of us as His children. And if God puts me in a place – He will take me through that place as I trust Him for wisdom and guidance. There is nowhere that a child of God goes that God is not there: ALMIGHTY God.
Never ever let that voice inside you tell you that you are insignificant. Never ever let that voice inside you tell you that you can’t do what God has called you to do or fulfill the task that lies before you. Never ever let fear get in your face and trip up your feet.
Satan feeds from your fear. God feeds from your faith.
God made you exactly the way He desired you to be. He formed you to fulfill His assignment for your life – your unique life. He designed you for His best purpose. And just as we read throughout Scripture and see exemplified over and over again in His Word:
He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it. (1 Thes. 5:24)
And Moses called Bezalel and Oholiab and every craftsman in whose mind the LORD had put skill, everyone whose heart stirred him up to come to do the work. (Ex. 36:2)
God wants our willing hearts. Even when we don’t feel that we are particularly good at anything or able to do what lies before us, we have to remember that every talent we possess, no matter how small, is God’s gift to us. He gives us these gifts to give back to Him. He equips us for the task as we have a genuinely willing heart, ready to accept what He needs for us to do – for HIS glory.
And just that little old ant that moves the rubber tree plant, we too need to take our “High Hopes” and put rubber to the road to “DO IT.”
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. (Phil. 4:13)
Frank Sinatra: High Hopes
There’s a lot to be learned, so just look around-Just what makes that little old ant
Think he’ll move that rubber tree plant?
Anyone knows an ant, can’t
Move a rubber tree plant…But he’s got high hopes, he’s got high hopes
He’s got high apple pie, in the sky hopes!
So any time your gettin’ low…
‘Stead of lettin’ go…
Just remember that ant!
Oops – there goes another rubber tree plant!
When troubles call, and your back’s to the wall…
There’s a lot to be learned – that wall could fall!
Once there was a silly old ram
Thought he’d punch a hole in a dam.
No one could make that ram, scram
He kept buttin’ that dam!
‘Cause he had high hopes, he had high hopes
He had high apple pie, in the sky hopes!
So any time your feelin’ bad…
‘Stead of feelin sad…
Just remember that ram!
Oops – there goes a billion kilowatt dam!
All problems just a toy balloon…
They’ll be bursted soon…
They’re just bound to go pop!
Oops – there goes another problem! KerPLOP!!