The story of the grasshopper and the ant is an oldie, but goodie!
There is so much that can be learned from it.
If you are not familiar with it, check it out on YouTube.
While the ants are busy working all summer long, storing up for the winter, the grasshopper is just hopping around having fun in the moment. He does not have a care in the world for what may lie ahead.
Then winter comes and while the ants are inside with plenty of food, the grasshopper is left out in the cold, freezing and starving.
Some basic lessons to be learned from the story…
- Don’t procrastinate.
- Don’t just live in the moment and totally ignore the future.
- Some thinking ahead and planning ahead is essential for survival.
There are multiple areas in life that we can apply this story to.
Ask yourself these questions and then think about whether you are the grasshopper or the ant in each situation.
- Are you exercising each day?
- Are you eating for the moment or for the future?
- Do you have a Will?
- Are you spending time with your spouse and kids?
- How much longer until the kids go to college? Will you be ready?
- Are you learning something new each day?
- Are you reading non-fiction books?
- Do you have an emergency fund?
- Are you saving for retirement?
- Will the job that you have now last forever?
- Do you need to be furthering your education just in case?
- Are you spending time with God in prayer?
- Reading the Bible?
- Going to church every week?
- Have you completed the steps of salvation?
Are you the grasshopper or the ant?
Maybe you don’t have to choose one or the other.
Maybe you can be a hybrid?
Enjoy life, but also work hard and prepare for the future.