Ants are tiny insects that teach big lessons by their examples of industriousness and initiative. Solomon prodded us to become more active by pointing out the little critter’s diligence and dedication:
“Go to the ant, you sluggard! Consider her ways and be wise, Which, having no captain, Overseer or ruler, Provides her supplies in the summer, And gathers her food in the harvest” (Proverbs 6:6-8, ESV).
Being self-starters with regard to our responsibilities in personal, health, financial and spiritual matters will ensure we aren’t caught short-handed. Paul explained that Christians should be “[n]ot slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord” (Romans 12:11). Motivation will follow action once we take the first steps to do what we should do when we should do it, whether or not we’re in the mood.