‘Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might.’ Ecclesiastes 9:10 NIV
What you are doing right now might seem insignificant and unrewarding, but it could be preparing you for something God wants to do through you in the future. The Bible says, ‘It is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.’ (Philippians 2:13 NKJV) There’s a saying: ‘Nothing is lost in God’s economy,’ and it’s true. When Daniel Webster started out as a lawyer he took a case for a fee of just twenty dollars. The case turned out to be a very difficult one, and in preparing for it he had to make a trip to Boston, which cost him more than twenty dollars. But he determined to do a thorough job and win the case, which he did.
Years later a company approached him on short notice, asking him to undertake a case for which they were willing to pay him the largest fee he had ever received. In reviewing the case, he found it was almost identical to the one he’d researched and won nearly twenty years earlier, and for which he was paid only twenty dollars. He took the case and, just as before, the verdict was in favour of his client. When you do only what you feel like doing or enjoy doing, you can overlook relationships and undervalue experiences essential to your future. Your destiny is made up of seemingly insignificant moments, experiences and encounters. Your today is connected to your tomorrow, so maximise each opportunity and relationship that comes your way. ‘Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might.’
SoulFood: Is 63–66, Jn 9:13–23, Ps 115, Prov 29:7–10
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2023