Ecclesiastes 9:10

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.

What a strange thing King Solomon tells his son after giving him such insightful wisdom. We all go to the grave and when we get there, there is no work, material things, knowledge, or wisdom. When we get to the grave we will not carry the opportunity to work, or expound our knowledge, or have anything at all, we will simply cease from these things. So while you have the opportunity to do them seize hold of them with all your might.

When a Believer sets out to do a job, whether it be personal, for business, or for family, you are a direct reflection of your heavenly Father. Therefore, you have a responsibility to do all that you do in His name and to do it the best you possibly can.

Malcolm Gladwell wrote in his book, Outliers: The Story of Success, “Practice isn't the thing you do once you're good. It's the thing you do that makes you good.” You have to work at doing your best. Humans are naturally slothful people, we weren’t created for the pace of modern society but for the quiet and peace of dwelling in God’s presence. So you have to really work at following this principle God gives us.

Does your effort in what you do fulfill you? You may not like your job and God may have something different for you down the road or you may love your job and are satisfied with it. A Believer is fulfilled, regardless of where we are, when we follow Solomon’s principle in the Scripture, “All that you do, do it with everything in you.”

All that we do, whether hobby or career, small job or big job, important job or unimportant, should be done to the glory of God. We have a responsibility to do the best that we can. Right now you have the opportunity to do that, but there will come a time when you can’t do that. The Lord is pleased with those who walk according to His Word; so walk with Him today.

Are you doing your absolute best for the glory of God in all that you do?

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You see, a man's character is made known by his works. Whatever you are, your works prove what you are. No matter how much you testify, whatever you say, pro or con, that has nothing to do with it; your works tell what you are, tells what you are inside. Every job that you do manifests what you are. And you business men, if you just do a patched up job, see what I mean, just a halfway job, don't do that. If you can't do it right, don't do it at all. That's right.

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