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Lessons from the Ant

By Courtney Womack

Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest. Proverbs 6:6-8

Faithful to her commitment

Have you ever taken the time to watch an ant work? She does not need a supervisor instructing her or constantly keeping her in line; she just does what needs to be done. She gets up, stays focused, and does her task. Each ant has a vital role in storing up for the winter, and to thrive, she needs to remain committed to her task!

God gives each and every one of us ladies different gifts and talents. Not everyone is good at teaching. Not everyone is fantastic at edifying one another through sweet notes. Some women are excellent in their care of babies, while others would much rather be with the senior saints. If God has given you a gift and you know what it is, you need to stay committed to that task! God put you doing your task just like He put Esther in Shushan. For such a time as this (Esther 4:14)!

Faithful while carrying a burden

Ants frequently have many obstacles. These little insects can carry 10-50 times their own body weight. They are tiny creatures and even seem feeble with their size, but God has built them to hold and accomplish big tasks. The ant refuses to allow her burden or obstacle to change her attitude or faithfulness to her task!

Our faithfulness to the Lord should never be measured on our trials or burdens. Everyone has troubles and different-sized burdens. Sometimes the weight may seem impossible, but if we have put our trust and faith in the Lord, He will help us complete our task! God knows what he has tasked you with, and He has a purpose as to why He gave you that specific burden. You just stay faithful to Him and keep your eyes on Him (Ps. 32:8), and He will make sure that your task is completed (Psalm 37:5).

Faithful to her colony

Ants are very dedicated to their colonies. Some ants are known for working together and having problem-solving skills with feeding the young, gathering food, and protecting the colony! When a member cannot complete a task, another ant steps right in and completes the job with efficiency and urgency.

In our lives as Christian ladies, we need to be faithful to our families, our church, and our specific ministries. God has put us where we are for a purpose. We need to make sure we are doing our best to step up and help where and when we are needed. Jesus showed us the best example of faithfulness when He died on the cross for our sins (John 3:16).

What better way to point others to Christ than being like the ant! We need to stay faithful to our commitment, burden, colony, and Christ.

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