Scripture Reading: 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.
Reflections: Solomon commends the inherent ability of the ant to store up her own food for summer without ever been told to do so and submits that this trait should be exemplified by all. This outstanding trait points to proactiveness. To be proactive means ‘ to act in anticipation of future problems, needs, or changes’. A proactive person therefore perceives what needs to be done and initiates the needed action. Once this is done, that individual is kept insulated from troubles and faces the future with optimism. It therefore pays to be proactive in life rather than to be reactive (waiting to be told what to do). Like the ant, secure your future with the power of protectiveness that lies within you!
Prayer: Dear Lord, I thank you that I am designed to be proactive in life. Help me to put it to good use.
Confession: I secure the future through proactiveness.