Living In The Moment
Daily Devotional Series - Day 6
Reading: Ecclesiastes 2:17-26
“I hate my job!” or “I hate my life!” I have said those words before. I know pastors are not supposed to say that. We’re supposed to have some sort of attitude armor that allows us to always be happy. But I have said it. It’s usually on days that remind me that I am an imperfect person working with imperfect people. Or days where I am fretting about the future or regretting the past. Or days and weeks I’ve worked so hard on something only to see it fall flat. Days where I would much rather go home and hang out with my family and friends. Have you been there before? Do you know what I am talking about? Do you feel the frustration expressed in the reading?
The beauty of walking with Jesus is that he listens and reminds us that He did not create us for that. Find satisfaction in putting in a day’s work. Don’t worry about tomorrow. He has it planned already. Don’t regret the past. He’s forgiven it and even accounted for it. Live in the moment with those you love. That is a gift that only comes from God. Will you open it?
“A person can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in their own toil. This too, I see, is from the hand of God, for without him, who can eat or find enjoyment? To the person who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God.”
Ecclesiastes 2:24-26b (NIV)