Pastor Draper Rogers: Wisdom From an Ant

Let’s take a moment to explore an unlikely source of wisdom: the ant!

Now, I know ants may seem like tiny creatures that we can easily overlook, but trust me, there’s a lot we can learn from them. So, buckle up and get ready for some ant-inspired motivation!

Did you know that ants are masters of teamwork? They understand that together, they can achieve incredible things. They use their unique skills to improve the colony. They rely on each other to find food, move objects, and defend their nests against enemies. Talk about teamwork!

Here’s the kicker: sometimes, we humans think we’re too important to learn from those we perceive as “beneath” us.

But let’s pause for a moment and humble ourselves, just like the ant does.

Solomon, in his wisdom, encourages us to observe the ways of the ant and become wise (Proverbs 6:6-11.) So, let’s drop our pride and open our hearts to the lessons waiting for us.

One crucial lesson from the ant is their diligence and consistency. They don’t need fancy structures or motivational pep talks; they just get the job done! No task is too small or insignificant for them. And you know what? The same applies to our journey of faith. God calls us to be diligent and consistent in the tasks He has assigned to us. It’s not about seeking splashy or high-profile opportunities; it’s about faithfully walking the path He has set before us.

So, my friend, let me encourage you today: greatness comes through consistency.

Little by little, step by step, we can make a lasting impact when we faithfully follow God’s calling. It’s not always about the grand gestures or monumental achievements; it’s about consistently showing up, obeying His commands, and trusting Him to bring forth greatness from our humble efforts.

Let’s embrace simplicity, shall we?

The ant reminds us that it’s not always about the flashy or showy. Instead, it’s about focusing on what truly matters. We live in a world that craves attention and applause, but God sees the beauty in the quiet, ordinary moments of faithfulness. So, let’s shift our focus to the small acts of kindness, the daily obedience, and the unwavering faith that bring glory to God. In these simple acts, we find the seeds of greatness.

So, let’s learn from the wisdom of the ant.

Let’s be diligent, consistent, and united in our faith. Together, let’s support and encourage one another, knowing that greatness lies in our unity and unwavering commitment to God’s calling.

Remember, it’s the little things done with great love that have the power to change the world.

Dr. Draper Rogers is Pastor of Young Families at Gardendale First Baptist Church and a contributor to The North Jefferson Herald.