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 points us to the ant. He seeks to draw our attention to a key principle in life. The ant, he notes, without being instructed, demonstrates the ability to store up her own food for summer. The ant is simply proactive. To be proactive means ‘to act in anticipation of future problems, needs, or changes’. God expects us to be proactive and not reactive in life. Reactive people also wait to be told what to do. They hardly ever get promoted. Proactive people do what is expected of them without being told. They prove to be responsible and easily get promoted in life! Consider the ant and remember that you also have within you the power to be proactive. Thank God for this power and maximise it’s use in your life. You will no doubt reap of its benefits.
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 am made to be proactive in life. I live to demonstrate this ability all the time.