THE WISDOM OF THE SPIDER (THE SPIDERMAN PRINCIPLE)
“Four things on earth are small, yet they are extremely wise: …….a lizard(spider) can be caught with the hand,yet it is found in kings’ palaces” Prov. 30:24,28
Please just make sure you read this to the end. I strongly believe that something would change about you after reading this.
What is it that man could learn from a Spider? What was it Agur, son of Jakeh saw that made him make this statement? Some versions of the bible use spider why others use lizard. Either way, there is something there for man to learn.
Now the first point to note is – The weakness of the Spider: It could easily be killed.
The next point: – It overlooks this weakness: It is present even in King’s palaces.
The wisdom here is that despite the weakness of the spider, it doesn’t confine or limit itself to the places it can be. It is found in King’s palaces! It may even be around you now if you check carefully. This creature is indeed small and could easily be killed but then it just keeps acting as if it doesn’t even know or care. The weakness is present but yet the creature seems blind to it. If it looked at it’s weakness, then the spider may never exist on earth because even the wind could get it blown away! There is a lesson here for you and me:
“Don’t let your weaknesses determine your limits”
A lot of us today have remained where we are all because we focus so much on our weakness but the wisdom for today demands that you look beyond your weakness and build your strengths to achieve greater heights. If you must go far in life, you must be ready to overlook your weaknesses and build on your strengths.
“The greatest men today are not those that had no weaknesses but those that developed their strengths most”
If I ask you the weaknesses of President Obama today, you may never be able to state any but I believe you’d know a lot of his strengths.
If you want to be a musician, your weakness maybe that you think you really do not have a good voice, why not start by building your strength of writing songs?
If you want to be Public speaker, your weakness maybe that you are afraid of crowds, why not start by writing all you think you could speak of in a book?
If you want to be an evangelist, your weakness could be you really do not know how to start that conversation when you enter a bus, why not start by first distributing tracts?
If you want to be an engineer, your weakness maybe that you really do not get things fast, why not build on your strength of being able to read for longer hours so you could understand more?
If you want to become a global fashion designer, your weakness now maybe cash or the opportunities to sell abroad, why not start by getting all the information you need on fashion?
You cannot continue to look down on who you can be. If you talk to a successful man and an unsuccessful man today, you’d discover that they both had similar troubles or weaknesses but the successful man never allowed his weaknesses deter him. I’ve not seen a great man that has two heads, they all have one head or have you seen any? Ok let me give you another wisdom that is also true in life:
“Empty pockets have never stopped anyone, only empty heads and empty hearts”
How can you be a King and live like a servant if not for lack of wisdom? How can you be an ambassador of heaven and live like an ambassador of your earthly family if not for the fact that you keep looking at all the weaknesses around you and not the strength you could draw from above? You want to succeed in life but you keep filling your head with all the things you cannot do rather than all you could possibly do now. You keep looking for that glorious tomorrow and forget to start with the gift of today. One principle that is universally true and would help you in life:
“Developing your strengths would silence your weaknesses”
So I urge you my dear friend to overlook your weaknesses and take action to become who God has created you to be. God does not make inferior goods; He created you of the highest quality and deposited in you all you need to succeed in life. Go into life like a SPIDERMAN!