By Sandy Kirby Quandt
The last time I filled the hummingbird feeder, I grumped. Ants crawled all over the feeder, inside and out. The ants didn’t seem to bother the hummingbirds, but they sure bothered me.
As I’ve said before, a lot of things annoy me. This being one of those things. 😉
Why did those ants have to mess up MY feeder?
After I rinsed out the feeder and blasted those ants with the jet setting of the hose nozzle, I put in a fresh batch of sugar water and went back inside.
Later that day, I looked out the window and noticed a green lizard lying along the ledge of the hummingbird feeder.
Of all the places that lizard could sleep, it chose the feeder!
As I began to resent the lizard’s existence, it only took mere seconds before it hit me. Of course! Thank you, Jesus.
Jesus heard me grump over the ants at the feeder and sent a solution…the lizard. He solved the problem of the ants and fed the lizard at the same time.
Who says God isn’t interested in the little things of our lives? If ants aren’t one of those little things, I don’t know what is.
Like Girlfriend says, “It’s all small to God.” Amen?
How many times do we go before God with a problem…and hand him the solution to said problem at the same time? We have our own idea as to how God should solve our dilemma. Our own agenda and time frame.
But when we let go of our problem, and allow God to handle it as only he can, we see his ways and thoughts are not like ours. They are much, much better.
The next time ants overtake our hummingbird feeder, whatever those ants and that feeder may be, let’s remember God’s ways are not our ways. And thank him for that fact.
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For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, says the Lord. Isaiah 55:8 (AMP)
I wish you well.
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You got it right girl! How often we get irritated and upset over things so trivial! If only we could “leave well enough alone” God will take care of it. Since I’ve developed elevated blood pressure, I’ve adopted a new attitude for life’s daily happenings…”Is it worth raising my blood pressure?” Usually the answer comes from above, “It is not – let it go.” Enjoyed today’s message.
Sorry to hear about your elevated blood pressure, Polly. One thing I learned in a psychology class I took in college is we only have so many heartbeats per individual. So, to go along with your great example of raising your blood pressure, I sometimes ask, is this worth wasting a heartbeat over?