"What gain has the worker from his toil? I have seen the business that God has given to the children of man to be busy with. He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end. I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live; also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil—this is God’s gift to man." - Ecclesiastes 3:9-13
Have you ever heard the phrase..."He can't see the forest for the trees"? This refers to those people who are so involved with the details of life that they fail to live life. John Lennon added to the subject these lyrics... "Life is what happens when you are making other plans." But, some wisely allow God to make everything beautiful in it's time, and then treasure His gift to ... live life one day at a time - to His glory.
Solomon said... "For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven" (3:1). Just imagine - birth, death; planting, harvesting; killing, healing; breaking down, building up; weeping, laughing; mourning, dancing; casting away, collecting; embracing, refraining; seeking, losing; keeping, disposing; tearing, sewing; silence, speaking; loving, hating; war, peace. Wow! life sure is complex. But, Solomon also noted that God is working out all the eternal details, leaving us the gift to... live one day at a time - to His glory.
When was the last time you stopped to smell the roses my friend? Have you taken time today "to be joyful and do good"? Or, have you been so busy making other plans that life has simply passed you by? Remember, "the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 6:23), and that means today. Be wise and take pleasure in God's gift to... live one day at a time - to His glory.