vANTage point

Earlier this morning I was watching a tiny ant struggle to carry a morsel of food. After a traveling a distance with much difficulty, the ant stopped, looked at me and said, “This burden has become more than I can handle. As you can plainly see, it’s huge! I’ve done what I can, but I’m exhausted. It’s much too unwieldy for me to manage on my own. I know it’s a lot to ask, but do you think that you could help me with it?”

As you can imagine, I was stunned. Who knew ants could talk? And yet, as smart as this ant was, his perspective was lacking. From where I was standing, his problem was minuscule, not huge. Unlike his limited, horizontal vantage point, my view was comprehensive. Helping him with his problem would have required virtually no effort on my part.

Why spend a lifetime viewing life at ground level — seeing only what is immediately in front of your face — when it’s possible to take the expansive view? That huge load you’re struggling to carry? Ask Him to help you see it from His vantage point.

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