Cobwebs in My Castle

Did you know: It is estimated that a human is never more than 10 feet away from a spider—ever.

Spiders can be caught by the hand, yet they’re found in kings’ palaces.

No matter how atas you think you are, you’ll find cobwebs in your castle. Because that’s what a spider does. It instinctively rests in the crevices and spins cobwebs indiscriminately. Interesting that everything a spider needs to be itself is, in fact, within itself.

Whatever you need to function in your passion, is already within your grasp.

I’m saying this because isn’t there a tendency sometimes to wait until we’re good enough, smart enough, old enough, experienced enough, “out of this current country/house/relationship/singlehood” enough before we do what we really want to do?

No matter how many times you destroy the cobweb in your way, that blasted spider is still going to spin a new one to annoy you tomorrow morning. Because it’s purpose and function somehow isn’t limited to an external damage.

In other words, the fear of failure doesn’t stop the spider from weaving another web to catch another fly to eat another meal so it can live another day.

Why then, are we sometimes afraid to unleash what is in us, our fullest potential, for fear that what we have built will be destroyed? As if we cannot build again.

I keep thinking, I only have this one life, this one body, this one chance, to work with everything I have to be productive with all my might.

The same way a spider can weave a web whether it’s in the most high palace or the public toilet on a Malaysian highway, can I learn from it and use everything in me to be productive?

After all, my function is not limited to a location. It’s not where you are, it’s what you do. Can I still be fruitful whether I am soaring at the top of the world or digging my way out of my dashed dreams?

I pray, yes, I will be able to.

Dear God, I pray I will not waste my time and talents.

Do you see a woman skillful in her work? She will stand before kings; she will not stand before obscure men.

R E L E N T L E S S 

Inspired by Ps Ryan Foo

Thinking of: Kingdom Season 1, EXO’s Tempo and Bethel’s Goodness of God


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