“A man can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in his work. This too, I see, is from the hand of God, for without him, who can eat or find enjoyment?” Ecclesiastes 2:24-25.
When Thomas Carlyle completed his manuscript on the French Revolution, he asked his neighbor John Stuart Mill to read it. Later Mill came to Carlyle’s house, shaken and pale. His maid had inadvertently used it to light the fire. Carlyle despaired – two years lost. Writing it initially was daunting enough; rewriting it was unthinkable. Then one day, watching a stonemason build a wall, he observed it was going up one brick at a time. He said to himself, “That’s all I’ll think about.” It was slow, tedious work, but he persevered and the result outshone his original.
It can become overwhelming when you look at the mountain of your ‘to do’ list. However, looking at it and complaining about it won’t help the situation.
God tells us how to deal with mountains:
1) Speak to it. “I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. Mark 11:23.
2) Work through it. “A man can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in his work. This too, I see, is from the hand of God” Eccl 2:24.
3) Pray through it. “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” Mark 11:24.
You can’t change your past but you can create your future – one decision, one step of faith, and one act of purpose at a time. Create your result and start your future today with one prayer, one thought, and one action.
I have the power of God to speak the word of God to create my world.
Read the Bible in One Year: Numbers 9-11; Mark 5:1-20