When the Job Is Too Big

Have you ever felt too little? Like the task before you was too big? Like the role you were expected to fill was too large?

Sometimes the answer is not for us to “get bigger” but for us to get wiser.

Proverbs 30:24–28 tells about “four things which are little upon the earth, but they are exceeding wise.” In every case, these very little animals conquer daunting need—with wisdom.

  • The ants have wisdom to plan ahead.
  • The conies have wisdom to seek strength and protection in something larger then themselves.
  • The locusts have wisdom to communicate and work in unity.
  • The spider has wisdom to work with diligent excellence.

When your task is daunting and your role overwhelming, remember that what you need more than anything is not less responsibility or better tools, but wisdom. And, like the ants, conies, locusts, and spider, you need the insight to apply wisdom to your specific needs.

I’m thankful that God  makes His wisdom freely available to those who will ask Him for it (James 1:5) and seek it in His Word (Proverbs 2:1–6).

The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer; The conies are but a feeble folk, yet make they their houses in the rocks; The locusts have no king, yet go they forth all of them by bands; The spider taketh hold with her hands, and is in kings’ palaces.

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