“Go to the Ants you sluggard;consider its ways and be wise”
There is always something to learn from all of Gods creature.When you look around life,you will find something to learn.
The bible teaches to be wise as serpents,and harmless as doves.The wisdom of the serpent might be useful sometime in life and the harmlessness of the Dove.
To teach us the dangers of laziness,God asked us to go to the ants.He tells us to learn valuable lesson.I guess you are asking,what is it we can learn from the ants?
- ANTS TEACH US TO BE SELF MOTIVATED
“It has no commander,but it stores up provisions in summer,and gathers its food at harvest”Proverbs 6:7-8.
Self motivation is very important for success in life.If you will prosper at anything you start you must be self motivated,its a character that businesses look out for,from employees.
No one carries a whip after the ants to ensure they work,there are no time cards in the anthill.They have no captains,yet self motivated and ensure their work is done.
Life will not always be rosy,sometimes it will be frustrating,but if you are self motivated you will make it through.
You may not always have people to commend you and sing your praise,but you have to find a way to encourage yourself,when the ships are down,keep going when its even harder.
As matured folks,we no longer need someone to stand behind us to ensure that work is done.
When no one is watching,motivate yourself and get the job done,encourage yourself.
- ANTS TEACH US TO LOOK TO BE FUTURISTIC
“Stores its provisions in the summer and gathers its food at harvest.”Proverbs 6:8.
In the summer and in the harvest,food is plentiful.Yet the ant refuses to take her ease,working harder,storing up against the coming scarcity.
Most of us are not futuristic with our lives,we are very careless how we handle matters.
We must understand that there are different times and seasons,we must know that when you have a season of plenty,you should expect that a season of drought will come,but a wise man is not affected by that season of drought,because during the season of plenty he saved for the drought season.
“The ants are a people not strong,yet they prepare their food in summer”Proverbs 30:25.
Our greatest failings is that we are very short sighted in our approach to life,we think of only today and we fail to plan and save for tomorrow.
Its Gods desire that we are well provided for,but you have a part to make this a reality,plan for the future,don’t waste all your resources today,assuming that you will be okay tomorrow,like the prodigal son,who squandered all he had,most of us are like that in our attitude.
Some of us,sit down and do nothing,just assuming that it will be okay,we must prepare for the consequences of our action or inaction.
Poverty and scarcity is sure to hit the man,who fails to save and plan for the day of scarcity.
- ANTS TEACH US TO VALUE HARD WORK
Solomon shows us another man, “How long will you lie there,you sluggard?when will you get up from your sleep? A little sleep,a little folding of the arms to rest- And poverty will come on you like a bandit,and scarcity like an armed man.”Proverbs 6:9-11
Laziness will certainly lead to poverty.There are no poor ants,because the ants work very hard.
Hard work is vital for success,working smart can’t take the place of hard work,you must put all your energy to the execution of your goals to get results,as you work hard,you find ways to work smart,don’t just sit down there and assume that its all going to be well.
Poverty is not Gods will for any man,but anyone who’s is lazy will likely be poor,will likely lack.Proverbs 10:4.
We need to begin to see work as a blessing,because work gives us the opportunity to maximize our abilities and make wealth out of what God has put in us.Show me a talented man and i will show you a man who is hardworking.
Sleep is a gift from God,but there’s time for everything,a time to work and a time to sleep.But a lazy man sleeps at the wrong time,we must be wise.
“A sluggard does not plow in season;so at harvest time he looks and finds nothing.”Proverbs 20:4.