“Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might.” That is great advice from King Solomon from Ecclesiastes and it is echoed in the New Testament in Colossians 3:24. It says “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart.” Solomon’s verse continues saying, “for in the realm of the dead, where you are going….” Thanks for the encouraging word there Solomon, a real pick me up. Sorry for the sarcasm. What Solomon is saying is true though. Except in the event of the rapture, we are all going to die one day. We’ve only got one shot at this, so “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might,” cause nothing’s going to get done in the grave. But is that the only reason or best reason for doing something with all your might?
Let’s return to the New Testament and Colossians 3:24 and add verse 25 as well. “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” (Colossians 3:24-25) These verses tell us of a better reason to do things “with all your might’ or “all your heart”. As Christians what we do, we do for our Lord. Without Him, I guess one could come up with the conclusion like Solomon did, that everything is meaningless. In all you do, put the focus on the Lord, not yourself and you will experience “meaning” in your life. The best kind of Bucket List isn’t “What do I want to do for me before I die?” but, “What do I want to do for the Lord before I die?” Whatever it is, do it with all your might and with all your heart.
“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:17