Lessons from an ant

imageWhat can you learn from an ant? More than you’d think according to Proverbs 6:6-8. It reads,

“Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! 7 It has no commander, no overseer or ruler,8 yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest.”

The ant is described as a self-motivator. It doesn’t need someone to crack the whip, it is self-driven. The ant does what many people fail to do: it works in seasons when there is no pressure or urgent need to work. It gathers food during the summer when there is an abundance of food. It could possibly be tempting to relax, take it easy, and waste time. After all, there’s food everywhere and it is virtually impossible to go hungry. But the ant looks beyond the current season of life. It doesn’t only regard the present conditions but the conditions of what is to come. The ant prepares so that when the harvest season is complete and winter comes, it has an abundance of food.

What if we were like that? What if we were self-motivated, not needing someone to supervise us? Would we also experience abundance? I believe so. What if we didn’t wait for adverse circumstances to overtake us before we decided to release our creativity and ideas? What if we didn’t wait for a negative medical report before deciding to exercise and eat better?  Wouldn’t it be amazing? I think it would!

What are some things you can do to be more like the ant? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.





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