Insignificance



I look at this ant and I wonder if it ever feels insignificant.

An ant can carry up to five times and can drag up to twenty-five times its weight.  I thought that fact to be significant until I realized that we humans carry and/or drag that much on our shoulders (and more) in the form of worry, fear, pain, stress and anxiety.

The weight we carry is hard sometimes.  There are days when I feel my back will break if one more thing has to be hoisted upon my shoulders.  However, I trust that God will not give me more than I can handle.  I also know that the the pounds I now carry come in the form of lessons I'm needing to learn. 

It's all good....just a bit tiring sometimes.
Here's hoping the weight on your shoulders is light and your path through the wilderness easy and straight!

16 comments

  1. I think they are too busy to notice ... cast all your cares on Him ...

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  2. Great picture. Love Alan Alda too. Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by my blog. =:-}

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  3. Wow on the picture of the ant! You also make a wonderful analogy about the weight the ant carries and the weight we carry. I never thought of it that way! I believe it's not our troubles that make us who we are, but how we react to them. Attitude is everything. If you want to read an amazing story about ants and feeling insignifigant, go to my blog post from Jan. 12 "Through The Eye Of A Needle" and read about Willard Wigan and see his amazing talent.

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  4. I hope and pray your burden gets lighter every day. I am praying for all of you

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  5. lynda Howells1:18 PM

    love this shotxx ants are amazing..l think so tooxlynda

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  6. Beautiful colors and thoughts!

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  7. I am thinking the ant can't even imagine how big the world really is ~ which makes me believe we humans can not even imagine how big the Universe is...don't you think?

    Your words are so true, the weight of our worry, fear, pain, etc. is sometimes such a heavy load to bare.

    Warm thoughs,
    Catherine

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  8. Despite their small size, ants are powerful forces in a forest just doing what they do. They are necessary to the life cycles of many plants including one off my favorites, the Trillium, with which they provide a dispersal mechanism for planting seeds.

    Some times the smallest of things...

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  9. Great shot of the ant. Such good details. Really like the colors on the leaves and the DOF. Of course those are great thoughts to accompany the photo. Hope all is well with you.

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  10. I'm sure God won't give you more than you can carry. And yes my sweet friend he's given you these lessons for life to enjoy what you've learned afterwards.
    Wonderful words Stacey, thanks for sharing and opening your soul to us.
    Warmest hugs Dagmar
    ps gladd to be back in your space.

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  11. Love your photo of the ant. They truly are amazing aren't they? We must learn from them, never to take on more than we can carry at one time. There is always, the next trip. Wishing you a week filled with hope and sunshine.

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  12. WOW ~ Fabulous shot and wonderful words to go with it!

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  13. I pray that your burdens will be light and your life blessed.

    Have a fabulous day sweetie!!!

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  14. A fine analogy, SD.. and a beauty of a photo. Nicely done.

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  15. I also have lots of ants carrying heavy loads that you can take pictures of. Better hurry though cause I'm hoping they'll be gone in a couple of days if not sooner. :)

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  16. Anonymous5:49 PM

    Different, but nice.
    Mom

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