6 You lazy fool, look at an ant. Watch it closely; let it teach you a thing or two.
7 Nobody has to tell it what to do.
8 All summer it stores up food;
at harvest it stockpiles provisions.
9 So how long are you going to laze around doing nothing?
How long before you get out of bed?
10 A nap here, a nap there, a day off here, a day off there,
sit back, take it easy––do you know what comes next?
11 Just this:You can look forward to a dirt–poor life,
poverty your permanent houseguest
(Proverbs 6:6-11 Message)

Something that my mother said during a women’s gathering has stuck with me for the past few days. She said everything is a choice. No one makes us do anything. There is nothing we HAVE to do. We choose. In Proverbs 6, the ant shows us how choices affect not just your state of life but quality as well. Preparation and work ethic shape our lives.

The ant isn’t a busy worker. It’s a smart worker. I see so many people just let life “pass by”. They put off things and the days just go by faster than you can imagine. You put off your dreams and now it’s 5 years later.

Many times we make excuses for why something can’t be done and just stay still. No movement. No action. No faith. Some people are still asleep in bed. Don’t let life pass you by.

People who don’t aspire to produce fruit never will. Set some goals. Get off of your butt and get to work! There are things to be done. There is money to be made. There are dreams to be achieved and made into a reality!


I’m doing the #pgproverbschallenge by Pretty Girls Praise. Be sure to follow them on IG: @prettygirlspraise! I’ll try to keep up as much as I can with the challenge. It’s a great way to dig deep into God’s word!

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