Whatever You Are, Be a Good One – Ecclesiastes 9:10

passionWhatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might…” (Ecclesiastes 9:10, NASB).

Whatever you do in life, do it with gusto, do it with enthusiasm, do it with passion! Do the best job you can do, no matter what you are doing! Abraham Lincoln said it like this: “Whatever you are, be a good one!”

And then, do whatever you are doing as if you are doing it for God.

When you become passionate for doing God’s will, for achieving success for God’s kingdom and God’s glory and not just your own, then what you do in life takes on eternal significance and it becomes your God-appointed assignment, God’s will for you. “For I have taken all this to my heart and explain it that righteous men, wise men, and their deeds are in the hand of God” (vs. 1).

And, when you do what you do with passion, with enthusiasm and with a heart for serving God, then God will start to open other doors and direct you to other assignments because you are looking for His will, for His way. You are looking to be mightily used by God!

We often think that our lives would so much better if we could just do something else. If we had a different job or lived in a different town or even had a different marriage then all would be better. Then we could start living for God, obeying Him, doing His will.

But, God’s plan for you is what you are doing right now. Whatever circumstances you are in with your life, consider that as God’s will for you right now. That is your starting place for serving God and doing His will. Obedience to God and being led by the Holy Spirit begins where you are at right now!

So, whatever you do, do the best job of it you can because you are doing it for God and according to His will! And as you become faithful in fulfilling your assignment, God will lead you into bigger assignments and greater responsibilities in His Kingdom.

Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord, rather than for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve. (Colossians 3:23-24, NASB).

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