by Randy Chambers, 2014-07-14
Ecclesiastes 12:13, NIV: Now all has been heard; here is the
conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the
whole duty of man.
Day runs into day—week runs into week—and so much of what is done seems
pointless. I look at my life today and ask, “Have I become today what I thought
I might? Have I accomplished much?” Do I consider what I will have accomplished
a year from now? What will I look back on, and will I only look back in regret?
Solomon wrote, “Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done and what I had
toiled to achieve, everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind; nothing
was gained under the sun” (Eccl. 2:11). However, we do not have to resign to a
live of pointless pursuit. God has much more in mind for each of us. There is a
tendency to slip into mundane mediocrity and live life from the depths of our
status quo. Yet to seek God…now that is truly a great adventure. And to seek Him
daily—that is what will bring clarity and purpose to keep the days from simply
running from one day to the next.