(Proverbs 30:25 KJV) The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer;
Being prepared does not depend on physical strength or big muscles. Even ants can do it. I will concede that they can lift many times their weight and we can’t but the point is that they plan ahead and do a little bit at a time.
Think of all the small things you know are coming that you have prepared for or need to prepare for. Did you remember to thaw the turkey for Thanksgiving? Did you buy a Christmas tree before the 26th? Did you remember to shave this morning? There are other deadlines that could be overwhelming if we do not prepare. We have two due dates a year for property taxes. The water bill needs to be paid as does the rent or mortgage.
Often they are overwhelming because we don’t prepare. We go to Disneyland instead of paying the electricity. We don’t buy shampoo when they have a big sale. We pay even more for gasoline because we waited until the last fume.
So? The unexpected can throw us for a loss but it is the expected that keeps us down. Be an ant. Do a little every day. Realize that winter is coming. So is summer. God provides but is not known for rewarding sloth.