We may find ourselves saying, “I will take time to pray tomorrow and listen to God without getting distracted,” but finds ourselves making another promise and losing our joy for not keeping our words. Perhaps, at work, we find ourselves saying many if onlys and only by having those satisfied, we are convinced we will be happy.
Solomon wrote in Ecclesiastes 5: 19 – To enjoy your work and accept your lot in life is a gift from God. Its commentary for it states that life is God’s gift and a cheerful spirit is a great blessing from within, it makes employment easy and affliction lighter. This way too, we ought to accept the calling of God with cheerfulness and gladness as it is too God’s gift for us.
God has made all things and given us the ability to acquire wealth/employment, friends, families, spouse, possessions and opportunities to enter into His calling. He has enabled us to enjoy every experience with all senses He has given us for this glorifies Him as a giver of both life and enjoyment.
May we learn to make proper use of our times, savor every present moment and present ourselves to God in full presence without worrying about tomorrow or putting it off when we are able to do what we can today, whether in personal or professional life. Enjoy the lot that God has entrust us with a cheerful spirit and with this, we will remember our days with pleasure and gladness as God has intended us to.
Ecclesiastes 5: 19
Moreover, when God gives someone wealth and possessions, and the ability to enjoy them, to accept their lot and be happy in their toil--this is a gift of God.
- Irene Soon