"Go to the ant, you lazybones; consider its ways, and be wise. Without having any chief or officer or ruler, it prepares its food in summer, and gathers its sustenance in harvest." (Proverbs 6:6)
I see an ant as a busy-body--a creature who stays on the move for a purpose. The worker ants are all females! Male ants only mate with the queens and die shortly after! The worker (female) ants have to hold it down for the colony--building the nest, taking care of the young, fighting predators, and storing food. God use small things to show us we can do great things.