Stop and take a lesson from the ants, my friends
Who You Gonna Listen To?
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Hey guys…been a while. Sorry, but had some pretty important issues goin on in my life and was having to focus on some things that pretty much took my undivided attention. Imagine that? Most that know me find it astonishing that I can simply focus on anything at all!
Let’s start off with this today…
Take a lesson from the ants, you lazybones.
Learn from their ways and become wise.
Though they have no prince
Or governor, or ruler to make them work,
They labor hard all winter.
But you, lazybones, how long will you sleep?
When will you wakeup?
A little extra sleep, a little more slumber,
A little folding of the hands to rest-
Then POVERTY will pounce on you like a bandit;
Scarcity will attack you like an armed robber.
(Proverbs 6 6-11)
Stop and think about this a moment. Have you ever witnessed anything anymore industrious than those little fellows? They’re in constant motion…it seems they never stop!
How many of you have ever walked outside and were amazed at the size of the anthill you were staring down at in your yard…that wasn’t there yesterday? Talking about the expression “moving mountains?”
These creatures do it daily, day after day, year after year. I wish I had a quarter of their work ethic, and that’s exactly what this “take a lesson from the ants” is speaking of in my opinion…a work ethic, and through a strong work ethic, becoming wise.
Why? I’d think that through a good solid work ethic, you provide a good life for you and your family. That’s a wise act, right? It is in my book!
By this, as years go by, and you’re no longer here on this earth, what have you left behind? You’ve left a foundation laid that has taught your children, and their children, the value of this same work ethic…this ideal.
Also, through your own toil, sweat, and blood, you’ve left your heirs better off financially, than when you first started out. This too, is a foundation that you’ve left that allows them to build from. Pretty wise, huh?