“Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might…” (Ecclesiastes 9:10)
We often make statements to the effect of what we would do if the Lord were to place us in certain situations. We see the needs of others and think, “I could really help out if God would move me into position.” We burn in our hearts to do great things for God and we cry, “Send me, Lord!”
While we may see legitimate needs and feel a desire to serve Jesus Christ in another area, do we overlook needs where we are? Are we neglecting our service to the Lord by a failure to see the service He has placed in front of us? It is God that has chosen us for His work. Has He not then a work for us where we are?
“Brethren, let every man, wherein he is called, therein abide with God.” (1 Corinthians 7:24)
“And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.” (Colossians 3:17)
“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.” (Ecclesiastes 9:10)
We have been called according to God’s purpose. We all have a service to perform in that calling. Sometimes that service is as simple as a prayer. Can you pray with anyone where you are? Can you help a neighbor understand a passage or verse of Scripture? Can you tell a brother in Christ that you love him?
“As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.” (Galatians 6:10)
What opportunity do you have to do good? What has your hand found to do? Know that God has placed us in a position to serve Him. Learn to see the needs of those around you, “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men” (Colossians 3:23), right where you are.