Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Ant's Obstacle

Scripture tells us “Go to the ant” meaning, learn from the ant. If an ant is bringing a piece of food to the colony and you put something in its path, it doesn’t drop the food and say, “What did I do to deserve this? I can’t take it anymore. Take me now Lord! Send a shoe to kill me!”

Sometimes we get discouraged so easily. Something obstructs our path and we get discouraged and give up. Temptation comes and we give in or we lose the zeal we had in the Lord because something hindered us. But the ant just keeps going without batting an eyelid. Obstacles come up, they happen. Don’t throw up your hands and stop.

If somethings of God, keep going. Fight for it. You keep going in righteousness and love. Persevere in what’s good. Ants persevere for a bread crumb. You need to show the same righteous perseverance for God. Ants persevere for crumbs, but you persevere for some thing better–for loving, serving, doing, hoping, standing and overcoming. Because you need to be at least as strong as an ant.

[Jonathan Cahn]


Proverbs 6:6-8 ... 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 30:25 ... The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer;

James 1:12 ... Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.❤