How can you sleep when the wind blows?

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Proverbs 6:6-11” Go to the ant, you sluggard! Consider her ways and be wise, which, having no captain, Overseer or ruler, Provides her supplies in the summer, and gathers her food in the harvest. How long will you slumber, O sluggard? When will you rise from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to sleep- So shall your poverty come on you like a prowler, And your need like an armed man.”

 

 

One great principle the ants teach us is the principle of preparation.

The Principle of Preparation

  • Ants prepare food and store food in times of summer. They work very hard since I have never seen an ant relaxing or standing but they are always busy moving to and fro.
  • So you should prepare for the future when you have the conducive and right environment.
  • You should prepare or make home where you can run to or escape to in times of danger.
  • You should prepare an environment where you are comfortable at all times, for example save money in case you are fired or suspended at your workplace.
  • You should prepare for the worst scenarios in your life because the things left undone give us more tension and disappointments.

The following passage will teach us on how preparation is important in our lives.

A handsome young man applied for a job as a farmhand. When the old farmer asked for his qualifications, he replied with an air of confidence “I can sleep when the wind blows.” The statement puzzled the farmer. But he liked the pleasant looking young man and eventually hired him.

A few days later, the old farmer and his wife were rudely awakened in the night by a violent storm. They quickly began to check things out to see if all was secure. They found that the shutters/hinges of the farm house had been securely fastened. A good supply of logs had been set next to the fireplace. The farm tools had been placed neatly in the storage shed, safe from the elements. The tractor had been moved into the garage. The barn was properly locked. Even the animals were calm. The young man slept soundly. All was well.

The farmer then understood the meaning of the young man’s words, “I can sleep when the wind blows “.

Because the farmhand did his work in time, loyally and faithfully when the skies were clear, he was prepared for the storm when it broke loose. So when the wind blew, he was fearless. He slept in peace.

How does this apply to our lives?

It isn’t the things you do, but the things you leave undone, which give you heartache at the setting of the sun.

Are you prepared for the good work of the Lord or are you saying you are going to serve the Lord tomorrow? Are you born again or are you saying you are going to receive Jesus Christ another day? Are you faithful to God or are you still buying time?

If we prepare at the right time then in times of rush hour or the eleventh hour we shall be at peace with nothing to worry about.

 

 

2 Responses to How can you sleep when the wind blows?

  1. mwasseh says:

    great article.True,last minute creates confusion n nothng good comes of that situation.pbwu

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