Consider 15 Ways Of The Ant

Consider 15 Ways Of the Ant

by Olga Hermans

Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise; Which having no chief, overseer, or ruler, Provides her food in the summer, and gathers her supplies in the harvest. How long will you sleep, 0 sluggard? When will you arise out of your sleep? Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to lie down and sleep; So will your poverty come like a robber or one who travels [with slow but surely approaching steps] and your want like an armed man [making you helpless]. (Prov. 6:6-11) Ampl.


There are 15 ways of the ant for us to consider:

1.  The ant is one of the most laborious insects that exists, which means that the ant is a hard working little animal. It gives more effort than any other animal or insect in existence.

Success never happens by accident. No, it happens because a person has made a choice to do what it takes to succeed. What is true in the natural is also true in the world of the spirit. Do you know a hard working person? My coach Sandi Krakowski is such a person; she trains every day, lifting weights and all that good stuff.

This also works in the world of the spirit; you reap what you sow. If you spend time with God, you gain more wisdom and understanding of things. Ants are successful because they are diligent in all they do.

2.  Ants are the most developed of all of the insects. They work very well in teams; they do not go off on their own. They always work together; you could say they are company-oriented. They go and search for food, so that everybody will benefit from their hard work.

3.  Ants gather food at the right time in the right season. When it is time to take care of business, you will see the ant do just that. They are like farmers, they harvest their hay in summer to have enough until the next summer. Ants have a commitment, they just love hard work.

You know, most people love to live in their own comfort zone. When you want to discover the life you were born to live, you have to get up and do something. Not waiting until a crisis arises and then get up and do something. Not only work when the heat is on. They pray when tests and trials come their way. They exercise when the doctor tells them to or else they might have a heart attack.

4.  Ants love their own young; they always protect them. They are very fond of them. If there is a younger ant, the older ant is going to look out for him. The young are important.

5.  Ants are caretakers so to speak; they look ahead, they have keen foresight for others. They are always taking care of others in the community and looking to see if there is another ant that might need help.

6.  Ants do not need to have all the attention; they work quietly without show. They do not need the  encouragement of others; they just work. They don’t depend a pat on the shoulder and tell them they did a good job. They are able to motivate themselves.

7.  Ants don’t give up before the job is done; they don’t get tired, they just keep going.

The time to believe for your healing and your finances is while everything is going good. The time to walk in love is when everything is ok, so that you have all the reserve you need when you need it.

8. Ants are organized; they work for the good of all. They have these astonishing systems of organization.

God is very organized. If He wasn’t; everything would be lopsided isn’t it? The sun and the moon are in the proper place, if the sun would get to close we all would burn, if it would get too far away, this planet would be too cold for anything to live on it.

9.  Ants are ingenious carpenters and masons, building their own systems of homes and underground tunnels. They wouldn’t wait for a welfare check from the government, no way. If they need something done, they do it themselves.

10.  Ants keep their homes meticulously clean. Being clean in your own home is more important than you think. How can you be given more responsibility for something if you cannot take responsibility of your own home or your own car for that matter.

11.  Every ant has a definite job and an assignment. They don’t sit around watching others do the work. If you don’t have a job that’s one thing. But if you aren’t looking for a job, that’s another thing. No ant is sitting down just watching other folks work. The other ants kill an ant that watches others work, because it is a burden to the community. There is destiny waiting for you!

12. Ants are very protective; they fight to the death to protect their homes and young from enemies. You need to protect your own home and not be tearing down your own household. They are your loved one; talk good things about them or don’t say anything at all!

13.  The ant is a very social being; they do things like we humans do them. They will be with all the other ants and do all the other things. If you don’t want to do that; they kick you out.

14.  Ants always want to learn; they are intelligent and wise. They are eager to find out how things work; they learned their lessons. If they face a problem, they want to make sure it will not happen again. Some people fall into the same sin over and over again, because they don’t consider their ways.

15.  Ants know how to motivate themselves; they don’t need somebody else. They don’t need a boss or the pastor looking over their shoulder, or anybody else. Ants know what is required of them and they do just that. They have drive.

That’s why there are millions of ants. You can rub out an anthill, come back tomorrow and they will be right back. That hill will be going right back up. They are going to do just what they need to do to win because they have self-motivation. They don’t need a queen ant. They don’t need anybody else. On their own, they have drive.

People don’t do things because they don’t realize the value of it. If you would be like the ant, you would win. Consider her ways! They are intelligent, the Bible says. And if you do it, do it God’s way, and you are going to get results.

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  1. Janet L. Johnson says:

    Thank you for your words of encouragement. I am not able to read them on the day that you send it out, but when I read the article it is right on time. Continue to encourage. Have a blessed day.

  2. Thank you Olga and I have learn a new way of living with the ANT methods.
    Great stuff!

  3. Olga, this is very interesting article and very useful information! Thanks you so much for sharing.

  4. Amazing! Puts a lot in perspective for sure! Thanks for sharing this~

  5. Carol Giambri says:

    Olga, thanks for sharing the “life” of an ant. I knew they were hard workers, but you opened my eyes further. Great post.

  6. Love it! The ants teaching us how to live 🙂 Interesting facts to read, thanks for writing Olga!

  7. Wow – I will never look at an ant the same way again! Great insights that we should all consider. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Love this Olga! I had the opportunity to learn the ways of the ant last week too. Maybe God is trying to say something to me?! Thanks for sharing!

  9. I have always wanted to do an article on the ant because of how organized they are. I couldn’t have done one better. Wonderful things we learn from that tiny creation.

  10. I have always wanted to write an article on the ant because of how organized they are. You did an amazing job, I couldn’t have done it better. Great article!

  11. The ‘ways of the ant’ is truly amazing, they are truly motivated by instinct and we do certainly need to be wise like the ant! Thank you, Hughie

  12. If our Heavenly Father says “Consider the ant” then I will do it. You presented many facets of the ant and I particularly like the aspect of ants having drive. It is interesting to me that although they are not fast, they are persistent. Thanks, Olga.

  13. What a great illustration. I heard a story once of a missionary who had lived with a remote tribe in the Amazon Rain Forest for years and years. No one would listen to his story of Christ in all that time. Until he heard one of their folk stories about a tribe member becoming an ant, living in an ant colony and then coming back to the tribe to describe all the things he’d learned from them. By using this folk story he could relate the story of Christ coming to this world in their own perspective, so to speak…and the entire village was converted!

  14. Love it Olga!
    They are 15 great insights we can use every day.

  15. So simple and so powerful. Thank you so much for thinking it through…great insights!

  16. You have an incredible knack for finding all the lessons there are in any given thing. Wow. 15 great lessons from the ants. Thanks for sharing these worthwhile pointers for each of us to consider.

  17. After a bible study on Proverbs 6, I was researching on the ways of an ant and I found this. I would like to say thanks because it has really enriched my mind and now i am conversant with the ways of that little but wise creature called ‘ant’. I have gotten much to apply. God bless you Olga

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