Sunday, May 28, 2017
We Can Learn From Those Annoying Ants
1. Ants are driven by purpose -- obviously the ants we saw in our cabin had a sole job description of finding food for the colony. That purpose is what they gave their time and energy into. All for one! One for all!
2. Ants work as a team -- they came in teams -- working together to achieve something great. Teamwork makes the dream work!
3. Ants have a time to rest and a time to work -- ants have to work with the natural seasons. So in summer they gather their food and in winter they hibernate. They think Winter all Summer.
4. Ants think big -- ants seem like one of the smallest and most insignificant insect on the planet, but the colonies they build and the contribution to their society, is MAJOR!
6. Ants carry workloads they can handle -- although they're small, ants can handle up to one hundred times their weight. We will never know our limits unless we push ourselves to them.
7. Ants serve one another -- living for just ourselves is a lonely existence. Serving people goes that one step further and asks ‘what can I do for you?' The little things matter. No one can do everything, but everyone can do something!
8. Ants never quit. Alexia and I were mesmerized as we watched a colony of ants carrying pieces of leaves down trees, across walking paths to their homes. Their strength and will amazed us. They didn't let any obstacle stand in their way. They didn’t stand there with their hands on their hips and look at each other in disbelief. They didn’t shrug their shoulders and give up on their goal. We watched them confront their obstacles and walk around it, over it, through it or under it until they achieved their desired goal.
What an amazing God we have -- He was so intentional with His creation -- I love how He uses props to teach us valuable lessons. Quite possibly, He created ants..,..yes, for food for some of His creatures, but for you and I as well -- to pay attention to their ways of living! Maybe it's time for us to "take a lesson from the ants" as King Solomon said in Proverbs 6:6 "Take a lesson from the ants, you lazybones. Learn from their ways and become wise!"
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It was just "puppy love" that brought my Honey and I together at the ages of 13 and 12. We eventually married at the "mature" ages of 18 and 17. And that's when our faith journey began. Over the years, we encountered many opportunities to stretch our faith, especially when our babies were very sick, when financial situations were out of control, and when our marriage relationship had some rocky periods.But we made it through those times by our strong faith and trust in God. But never was our faith more challenged, than when my 63 years "young" husband was diagnosed with Stage 4 Kidney Cancer. Fortunately, the 44 years of marriage and faith-building experiences, caused us to "weather the storm", and still remain in peace and strong in our faith. This "peace that passed understanding" compelled me to blog and share the principles that caused our faith to be unwavering and continues to give me the joys of living large! I'm still here, so I'm not done!. I pray you will grow in your faith as you, not only read the blogs, but apply the principles to your own life -- for the good times, and especially for those times that seem so overwhelming.