Recently, I noticed a tiny ant trying to climb the wall with a big biscuit crump in its mouth, obviously battling with climbing the wall, and with a bigger than it food in its mouth. I watched the ant slipped and fall from the wall more than five times, with its food falling off, too, yet he kept climbing, and not without its food. I saw a strong determination in the ant to get to the top of the wall where it will probably store or consume the food, which made it try endlessly.
After a while, when the ant fell again, he waited a bit, maybe trying to gather some strength to continue with carrying its bigger food. Within a split second, I saw two other ants coming towards its direction obviously to help, making them three in number. They all carried the food together, speeding as fast as possible until they reached the top. I was wowed at how soon they were and how it was carried in unity!
I learned from these ants! On sighting the two ants, I thought they will drag the food away from the trying ant, but it was not so. They joined him. I saw the power of unity displayed. What one struggled to carry, three did with so much ease and speed. Remember, climbing wasn’t the problem of the ant but carrying the food to its destination.
Again, I saw also that you don’t need to die struggling to do things on your own when others can help. Asking for help when you can’t help yourself doesn’t make you weak or less but instead, show your strength to get better.
Do you need help? Speak out, dear.
Are you down with something? Open up. You won’t die, I promise. Someone might be willing to help.
You’ve been hurt? Don’t carry the burden alone, share it.
You’re been molested? Scream out, don’t continue shutting up. That’s why we have each other to survive.
You have an issue bigger than you, like the ant? And it keeps weighing you down? Open up; there are still trusted people. It’s God’s will that every need is supplied, and these needs are embedded in men too.
To the helpers, don’t because you want to help others put pressure on them. To help, is to lift a weight, and not impose burden.
But most importantly, allow God to carry your burden. Let go and let Him help. He said in His Word “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Matt 11: 28-30.”
I did too. The burden became lighter, and I became stronger!