Playing the Movie Forward: Be An Ant

Playing the Movie Forward: Be An Ant

Play the Movie Forward – Be an ant

Our direction determines our destination

Live life with fewer regrets/ Making better decisions

Play the movie forward

I am who I am today because of the choices I made yesterday.” Eleanor Roosevelt

What would you say to a friend who was making the same decision?


Our closest relationships determine our direction

We learn from the individuals or groups with whom we identify. Frank Smith

Shake hands with a sneezer

God created us to work

Gen. 2:15 The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.

John 5:17 In his defense Jesus said to them, “My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working.”

We’ll also have work to do in the next life, satisfying and enriching work that we can’t wait to get back to, work that’ll never be drudgery (Randy Alcorn).

Culture hates difficult things

Some people can’t rest because they haven’t worked

See work as worship

Col. 3:23, 24 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. 

Proverbs 6:6 Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest.

Ant Hill

Study Ants  Do the next thing…

Joshua 3:3 And as soon as the priests who carry the ark of the Lord—the Lord of all the earth—set foot in the Jordan, its waters flowing downstream will be cut off and stand up in a heap.

Be an Ant

“We are more likely to act our way into a new way of thinking than think our way into a new way of acting.”

Proverbs 22:13 The sluggard says, “There’s a lion outside! I’ll be killed in the public square!”

Proverbs 6:10-11 A little extra sleep, a little more slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest— then poverty will pounce on you like a bandit; scarcity will attack you like an armed robber.

Know my boss, Act like an ant