Hey guys…been a while. Sorry, but had some pretty important issues goin on in my life and was having to focus on some things that pretty much took my undivided attention. Imagine that? Most that know me find it astonishing that I can simply focus on anything at all!
Let’s start off with this today…
Take a lesson from the ants, you lazybones.
Learn from their ways and become wise.
Though they have no prince
Or governor, or ruler to make them work,
They labor hard all winter.
But you, lazybones, how long will you sleep?
When will you wakeup?
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.
(Proverbs 6 6-11)
Stop and think about this a moment. Have you ever witnessed anything anymore industrious than those little fellows? They’re in constant motion…it seems they never stop!
How many of you have ever walked outside and were amazed at the size of the anthill you were staring down at in your yard…that wasn’t there yesterday? Talking about the expression “moving mountains?”
These creatures do it daily, day after day, year after year. I wish I had a quarter of their work ethic, and that’s exactly what this “take a lesson from the ants” is speaking of in my opinion…a work ethic, and through a strong work ethic, becoming wise.
Why? I’d think that through a good solid work ethic, you provide a good life for you and your family. That’s a wise act, right? It is in my book!
By this, as years go by, and you’re no longer here on this earth, what have you left behind? You’ve left a foundation laid that has taught your children, and their children, the value of this same work ethic…this ideal.
Also, through your own toil, sweat, and blood, you’ve left your heirs better off financially, than when you first started out. This too, is a foundation that you’ve left that allows them to build from. Pretty wise, huh?
Finally, by these actions, you’ve guaranteed the livelihood of your family TO survive. To be able to take what’s thrown at them and continue moving ahead, through their own work ethic, values, and morals that you left behind for them.
Now that’s very wise, indeed!
Look around you today at this great Country of ours. Yes, you still see hard working, driven individuals, “ants” that very much believe in our system. A system that has always ensured that such a work ethic is rewarded by the many opportunities this Country provides for such people.
Yet, our Country today has over 46 million people on some type of welfare program!
I was brought up kinda like the ants. I always understood the old adage, “you don’t work…ya don’t eat,” as the norm, and harbored no ill will towards this statement. Seemed plenty fair enough to me.
Once more, I’m not talking about the recently laid off, but instead an entire society that has been taught, BY OUR POLITICIANS…to become the cornerstone for the word…sorry. Lazybones is appropriate as well!
Many of these people haven’t held a job…in generations! GENERATIONS for God’s sake! There’s no need for them to. Why on earth would they even consider something as outrageous as…getting up each day and going to work? Are you crazy??
Yet, what in the “you know what” possesses us, the taxpayer, to have allowed this blatant stealing of our tax money to happen in the first place.
Give our money to a class of people who have literally NO desire to help themselves. With this being the case…WHY IN THE WORLD WOULD I want to help them??? I don’t do that for my own children!
Also, help is exactly what we’re not doing by this. We’re destroying, not helping.
These same people though, think it’s THEIR RIGHT to draw something for nothing, then literally EXPECT us, the workers, or “ants,” to continue to labor for their benefit.
On top of this, in all honesty…they don’t even like us, much less appreciate the sacrifice we make each week, supporting them, the lazybones!! And by this, we’re taking away income, that should be directed back into…OUR own families!
Another example of such mentality is exhibited daily by many of the immigrants coming into our Country. Back in the day, the immigrants that came used to get down on their knees and kiss the soil upon arriving here. We WERE the LAND OF OPPORTUNITY!
Why did they come? Because their own Countries could not provide the very same. We were looked upon worldwide as…the GREATEST COUNTRY ON EARTH!
We have politicians today, even in the highest branches of our government, that don’t consider our Country in this way. The words, “totally transform America as we know it,” come to mind. Do you remember?
Today though, a lot of the immigrants that arrive here, many, many illegally, could care less about the freedoms our Country provides for them, this freedom to work hard, save, and better your life.
Nope…they come for what our “entitlement programs” give out to them.
The difference today is that when they arrive here now, they don’t kneel and kiss the soil of our Country. Instead they arrive expecting US, to kneel and kiss, THEIR rear-ends!
Not only do they expect it…most of our elected officials advocate it! Plus…we’re kissin their rear-ends to boot!
Through their policies of this great farce called “entitlements,” we’re letting these same “elected elite” destroy our Country just the same as they’ve destroyed a class of people, their own constituents, mind you, for the simple reason of…their own power and gain.
I’ll say it again, just as I’ve said it before until I’m blue in the face. These people they claim to care so much for, and are champions for in the fight against poverty, they couldn’t care less about.
They’ve destroyed their will to work, their will to better themselves, they’re taking away their religion, their ideal of having a family unit, and their individuality as human beings. They have literally indoctrinated these people into an ideal of…you’re owed something.
Stop and take a lesson from the ants my friends.
Nothing is free. It all comes at a price, and the price paid for by these “constituents” of socialist leaders is appalling in the mildest sense! Power for the ones in power, yet poverty for the people they claim to be concerned for…who also happen to be the very ones who elected them in the first place.
Look throughout the history of the world. Social equality is just that…nothing for everyone, but this is just the type of equality the “elitists” speak of. There never was, nor ever will be…a “Socialist Utopia.” It doesn’t exist!
As for the jobs we lose daily to overseas companies…once again, we have to look at our “elected elite” for this as well.
Too excessive taxation, government regulation, unionization, and offshoots out of DC as well. The Environmental Protection Agency comes to mind!
Yet President Obama speaks of…keeping jobs in the US. Yeah, okay!
In closing today, let’s look further into this scripture about the ants. Stop and contemplate what’s being said, and if in fact it applies to Washington DC and the agendas that come out of there as well.
What are the worthless and wicked people like?
They are constant liars,
Signaling their deceit with a wink of the eye,
A nudge of the foot, or the wiggle of fingers.
Their perverted hearts plot evil,
And they constantly stir up trouble.
But they will be destroyed suddenly,
Broken in an instant beyond all hopes of healing.
(Proverbs 6 12-15)
So as the title of today’s post asks…Who You Gonna Listen To? The choice is yours.
God Bless each and every one of you, and God Bless America! Keep a smile on your face, and one in your heart!