Recently, I found a dead poisonous spider on my blanket that I sleep with. Good news, it was dead, its legs even dissected and I was not bitten.
19See, I have given you authority to tread on snakes and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy. Nothing will harm you. Like 10:19
Personally, I do not care for spiders. I admit, some of them are quite intimidating in appearance, especially the big hairy ones with many eyes. As believers, we live in this world, yet are not truly part of it as we serve nd long for our eternal home with our Savior Jesus Christ.
As a seer, I desire to see in fullness the world as the Lord does and to stand on absolute faith and not entertain any form of fear in this end time hour.
Spiders can invoke many feelings in a person, namely fear. As fear has been something on my list of emotions to overcome in the negative sense, With many things, symbolically there are positive and negative attributes. I have been delighted to have the ability to respect from a distance the existence of spiders, of their purpose and yet be able to remain calm in their presence and respond rationally, take proper precautions then act appropriately. The bible speaks about these wise creatures in existence even in the palaces of kings.
There are four things which are little on the earth, But they are exceedingly wise: 25 The ants are a people not strong, Yet they prepare their food in the summer; 26 The [f]rock badgers are a feeble folk, Yet they make their homes in the crags; 27 The locusts have no king, Yet they all advance in ranks; 28 The [g]spider skillfully grasps with its hands, And it is in kings’ palaces. Proverbs 30:25-28 NKJV
Indeed, my home is my castle of which I truly do not desire spiders, especially the poisonous variety to be in residence. I wondered why a spider would be in my bedding, and thankfully was not harmed. Perhaps I could learn from this? There is a purpose for everything in our life, nothing is to be wasted, even life’s lessons.
I have often contemplated my dreams and visions of this life and desired to step into my identity and purpose with fervor. Knowing what those plans are and stepping into them have been essential and taking action on that so vital. So, if we realize we are to do a great work, how can it be accomplished?
“The spider taketh hold with her hands, and is in kings’ palaces” – Proverbs 30:28
We have to take hold with ready hands and willing heart’s to fulfill our calling and purpose. Even the spider with its spider web is set apart in its own way. Seemingly small in size, yet it is able to conquer a vast territory and set up residence to achieve its purpose. Our lives should reflect our willingness and ability to act on our task at hand. What may seem as impossible with man is possible with God. Let us embrace with renewed vision grabbing hold of our work with patience and perseverance accomplish what we are to do unique as to our personal call.
What are you called to do? Seek the Lord with all your heart lean not in your own understanding and all these things shall be added unto you. He can give wisdom and understanding in all things. Even in how to build a ministry and a business to be successful.
Like the ant, that is a small and industrious creature and can take more weight upon its tiny frame than imagined, the spider is able to take a small task and increase upon it. May we be faithful in our everyday tasks and or duties so that God can entrust us with additional responsibilities or tasks. Let us be wise as the spider in the positive sense, be faithful with taking bit by bit that we are to do. We may not always at first see the full picture, however with open eyes and willing heart’s, press toward the end goal. God promises to give us strength we need as we take our tasks one day at a time.
May our eyes be enlightened seeing with greater vision that calling. We are to realize our weakness and danger and ever be on the watch lest Satan gain vantage over us. And to make our refuge in Christ, for He is our rock and our safety. In Him all things are done.
Philippians 4:13-16 13 I can do all things through [a]Christ who strengthens me. NKJV