“Go to the ant, you slacker! Observe its ways and become wise. Without leader, administrator, or ruler, it prepares its provisions in summer; it gathers its food during harvest.” – Proverbs 6:6-8 (CSB)
These verses reveal three lessons we can learn from the ant…
1. The ant works hard. Ants are always busy. You see them all over the place, scurrying around in search of food. They are always moving! This is one reason why the “slacker,” in particular, might do well to ponder the ant.
2. The ant is proactive. Not only does the ant work hard, but he needs no one to tell him to start working (“without leader…”). And before he needs extra food, he is storing food for winter in the summer.
3. The ant is successful. The ant is tiny and weak, and yet because of his hard work and proactivity, he has food and thrives.
So we learn an important truth from the ant: Working hard and without having to be told can lead to success, no matter your strength or stature.
And this truth applies to school, sports, work, and even your growth in Christlikeness.
May we all keep working like the ant!
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