Thursday, March 8, 2012

Take A Lesson From Ants

I walked into my house and a portion of my floor was covered with little, black ants.  I instantly knew the kids had dropped some sticky substance on the tile floor. That mess attracted what looked like an entire nest of these little, pesky insects.  They were all moving around in unison enjoying what was probably going to be their lunch or dinner.

Ironically on Sunday, a dear friend gave me a wonderful scripture about the lesson we can learn from ants.  Really, I thought, how can I possibly learn anything from something that annoys me so much.  I guess you know where I'm going with this.  There is a lesson to learn from ants about efficiency and productivity.  

The ants didn't waste any time moving into action to retrieve whatever mess my boys left on the floor.  Not only that, they called all of their "ant" friends to help them in this insurmountable task.

Are you a slacker?  Do you like to procrastinate?  Do you constantly have the attitude, "I'll just wait until tomorrow?"

Surprisingly, the life span of an ant is only 90 days.  Those little, pesky insects only have 3 months to live.  I guess that's why they spend their time wisely.  

Take a lesson from the ants, you lazybones.  Learn from their ways and be wise! Even though they have no prince or governor or ruler to make them work they labor hard all summer gathering food for the winter.  Proverbs 6:6-7 (NLT)

So this weekend don't be a lazybone.  Consider Spring cleaning, completing your taxes or finishing that project for school that is due in a few weeks.  You never know how long you have.  Manage your time wisely and learn a valuable lesson from the ant. (Posted by Roslyn)


  1. What a powerful lesson to learn from ants. I love the way the bible doesn't sugarcoat things...lazybone. Thoroughly enjoyed this post.

  2. Thanks for the compliment.

    I don't see ants the same anymore after this lesson came into our life. Every time I see them scurrying around on the ground, I remember the lesson. Blessings!

  3. WOW! I didn't know their life span was only three months. Boy oh boy they don't waste a moment...I have no excuse! Thanks girls for the gentle Kick :-)

    1. We were amazed about their life span also. Only 3 months. That means that at some point in their short lives, they are storing up for others that will come along later. The same holds true for us, NO EXCUSES!

      Thanks again for your support of our ministry!

  4. Its really awesome! I'll definitely share it on my facebook page. I've also wrote an article on this topic. You can read it here - Humans Can Learn From The Ants!

    1. Thanks for the compliment Bharat! They're so much to learn from those little insects.


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