Locust are giant grasshoppers. These giant grasshoppers come in hordes, and overwhelm the area they occupy. When a swarm of locust show up, pretty soon there are no more new plants. Like a thousand cousins descending, they eat everything in sight.
There are times in life when all you can see are the locust. You feel a blanket of negative descend, and the creepy crawlies overwhelm your thoughts. These creepy crawlies look like:
- Where will the money come from?
- This new pain, is it age or something much worse?
- What is wrong with my spouse/child?
- What if the worst happens? Or has it already and I just am too buried to notice?
- Am I okay? Am I ever going to be okay?
- Why am I all alone?
- Will I end up alone?
Today I found an interesting verse among all the overwhelming-locust verses:
Of them you may eat: the locust of any kind, the bald locust of any kind, the cricket of any kind, and the grasshopper of any kind.
So, while some people were being overwhelmed by the devastation a swarm of locust brought, others were out gathering lunch.
Negative times bring their own reward. What are your locust today? Are you eating the locust, or are they eating you? What do you do to gain the positive perspective in the face of the negative?