Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest. (Ecclesiastes 9:10 KJV)
I like to watch Christian youtubers. Especially those who are anointed to break down the word of God. One of the things that I don’t like however is when I read the comments and I see someone make a statement such as “I wish had the boldness to witness about God like you do.” Sometimes, I believe that it translates into I would do work for the Kingdom but I don’t have the same boldness or the same anointing. Can I share a secret with you that I learned along the way. No, you don’t have the same anointing as someone else. God has gifted you with your own. As far as the boldness, believe me even your favorite Pastor, teacher, christian youtuber etc. Does not always feel bold. In fact many of us struggle with the feeling of being inadequate. Especially when it comes to the things of God. In the above scripture it tells us that whatsoever that our hands finds to do. That we are to do it with all our might. A lot of the times we dismiss the gifts that God has given us as insignificant. As though God couldn’t use that gift to use for his glory. Working for the Kingdom of God is not just about preaching and teaching. Really, it goes far beyond that. In your church right now. They are in need of workers/volunteers for various ministries. Did you know that in any given church that there is only 5% to 10% of its members who actually get there hands involved in some type of ministry. God did not just create us to just take take take and give little to nothing in return. We do not want to get to the end of our lives and look back with regret over what we could have done. Scripture tells us that there is no work, nor device , nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave. In other words when we reach our graves. There will be no chance to put our hands to the plow. It will be too late then to do anything.
(37)Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; (38) Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest. (Matthew 9: 37-38 KJV)
Jesus made this statement after seeing the multitudes who fainted and were scattered as sheep having no Shepherd in verse 36 it says that Jesus had compassion on them. Jesus had been preaching in the synagogues, healing every kind of sicknesses and diseases, but when he looked out into the multitudes or we can say when he looked out into the fields. He saw that his people were fainting and that they were scattered. I always thought that it meant that they fainted from the lack of food, but it was from the lack of the word. Yes, Jesus was teaching and healing but we also have to remember that this was before the cross, before his resurrection and his ascension. He was still in bodily form. I think that this is very relatable to us now-a-days. Many times those working in the fields and they look up and we see people fainting and scattered and all around and as much as we like to. We can’t reach them all. Jesus said that the Harvest is plenteous. Meaning that there is a lot to do, but unfortunately there is few workers to do the work. Have you ever worked for a company that was short staffed with a lot of work that needed to be done. Usually that company would work the few employees to the ground. It’s sort of that way with the ministry. There’s only a few that answers the call, yet there’s still a lot to be done. Jesus tells us to therefore pray that he sends more workers into the field. There is a need for Kingdom workers. A lot of times we tend to think. That the work is already being taken care. Trust me there’s still a lot that needs to be done. In John it tells us that no man can work while it is night. That tells me that we don’t have as much time as we think. Whatever your hands find to do. Do it with all of your might. Remember that you are working unto the Lord. I am learning that he is not looking for perfect workers, but God is looking for willing workers. God will take care of the rest.