Do it! Do it now! Do it all! – Burning Bush Boy
Whatever your hand finds to do, DO IT with your might; for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave where you are going – Eccl. 9:10.
The hand is meant to do something. It was created to work and if it, therefore, finds one thing to do out of the many things available, let it go all out to work. Whatever good thing your hand has found to do; whatever thing a man knows how to do, let him do it. Do it, because it is in your hand to do and not to talk about it. The Bible says, do it and not declare it. It is in your hand for it to be done.
How do I do it?
You have to do it with all your might and not shabbily or lazily. You are made up of might and you must have to do it with all and not some of the might within you. The might here means everything you have within you. Apply all the energy or force within you. Are you endowed with the knowledge, understanding and wisdom of what must be done? If so, do it applying these wonderful qualities. Your might is made up of these qualities in you. Go ahead and apply the divine might in you to fan your flames into an enormous fire; make it visible for all to see.
“Meditate on these things; GIVE YOURSELF ENTIRELY TO THEM that your progress may be evident to all” – 1 Timothy 4:15.
“Therefore, I remind you to STIR UP the gift of God WHICH IS IN YOU through the laying on of my hands” – 2 Timothy 1:6.
You must have to meditate on what your hand has found to do. With the assistance of the Holy Spirit within you, you can grow it. You must give yourself entirely to it – not reserving the energy within you. Do not reserve your time on it either. You will have to go this extra mile because your progress must be evident to all. Although you are not trying to show off, yet your growth and development is a way of showing that God is increasing in you.
Don’t waste time on what is yet to get into your hand so much that what lies in your hand dies. If you neglect what your hand has found to do and devote time and energy to what is not and may not get to be in your hand, you will eventually lose what you have. You will eventually have nothing within your grip. If you focus well on what is in your hand, you can be sure that it will connect you to what should be in your hand. It is only a matter of time. It is what you have at hand that will give you other things that should be in your hand.
“What is that in your hand?” God asked Moses this question in Exodus 4:2 and Moses replied, “A rod…And the Lord said to Moses, “Why do you cry to me? Tell the children of Israel to go forward, but lift up your rod and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it…Ex. 4:15-16.
Do you also have a rod in your hand? Has your hand probably found a rod that will eventually pave the way for you through the Red Sea? Do you have a rod at hand that will move men in your generation ahead to their land of promise? I am sure that your hand is not empty. Look very well and you will see that He has placed a rod in your hand. Lay this rod down at His feet and as you pick it up again, ways shall open up for you.
Do you think you are trapped at the Red Sea ahead of you and yet all you have is an insignificant rod? Well, you should realise that God led you through the way of the Red Sea knowing you only have a ‘mere rod’ in your hand, but He has done this to show forth His might in taking you across this intimidating challenge. If I were you, I will stretch forth that rod in my hand over the Red Sea, for I may not have many other things for now, but at least, my hand is not anyway empty. I have found one thing to do and I will do it with all my might.
Solomon concluded: “…in the grave where YOU ARE GOING.” Eccl. 9:10.
The conclusion of this matter is not what you may like to read about, but it is the bitter truth. Do all within your reach and might for you are already approaching your grave where there is no work or device; no knowledge or wisdom.
Not too many people, even Christians, love to hear that they are approaching their graves, but the truth is the truth. Every new day we see takes us closer to our graves. We may reject death in Jesus’ name, but it is an abiding truth that you are closer to death than yesterday. Every man gets closer to his grave by the second of time.
If you won’t believe Solomon, you should believe Jesus for He said the same truth in another way. Jesus said, “I must work the works of Him who sent me while it is day; THE NIGHT IS COMING when no one can work.” John 9:4.
For Jesus, His hand found something worthwhile to do and without despising it, He went through the pains and joy of it to get the work done. He knew, just as I must also know that whatever must be done must be done with might and in a good time. While Solomon said you are approaching the grave, Jesus said your night is coming. They are both saying the same thing. If you don’t believe you are going towards your grave by the day, you should believe that your night is coming.
For me, I can’t afford to deceive myself. I will, therefore, ask for strength, knowledge, understanding and wisdom to do all that He has put in my hands. I want to do the works of Him who sent me while it is day, because I am sure that I will one day wake up and walk into my grave or if said differently, my night will catch up with me one day. You call this a chilling fright or truth?
Finally, let me urge you just as I am urging myself that now is the time to get to work. Our hands are not empty, but the problem is that we so much long for what we do not have at the expense or detriment of what we have. Let us stop looking down on what our hands have found, instead, let us arise and do what we must do while we still have the time and energy. God is with us and by His strength, we shall prevail. We shall overcome the different forms of hindrance on our pathway if we only look unto Jesus. “Therefore strengthen the hands which hang down and the feeble knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated, but rather be healed.” Heb. 12:12-13.