Striving after Wind!

Striving after Wind!

It has been a while since I posted, and so much happened. Through it all, God is teaching me the value of Time. And how to prioritize what brings glory to the Father. Today’s blog will be a mediation of Ecclesiastes chapter 1,2&3.

Have you ever thought of this: All the rivers run into the sea, Yet the sea is not full; To the place from which the rivers come, There they return again. (Ecclesiastes 1:7 NKJV).
The river does not have new waters. Every time water flows in the river; it is the same old water returning again and again. Likewise, there is nothing new under the sun, as the writer of Ecclesiastes says it!

One can argue that we now have new technology and many more innovations. But what makes us think that the previous generation couldn’t have invented all we have today if they had all the time in the world? And the key point here is: “Time.”

Time is so valuable, yet we waste it. All the achievements the world tells us to have by a particular age/time are all vanity. The world spends time in self-entertainment, leisure, media and more. Even though some of the above are harmless, living for Self is the biggest time waster as the eye is neither satisfied with seeing nor the ear filled with hearing – so the human heart can never be satisfied with what the world offers.

What if you have a wonderful house? What if you have all the money in the world? What if you have a lovely family? The Bible says to enjoy every season that God has enabled you to find yourself in, for there is a season and time for every matter under heaven (Ecclesiastes 3:1 RSV). However, rejoice in your seasons to please God then you will receive wisdom, knowledge and joy in every situation (Ecclesiastes 2:26 RSV).

There is everything to be gained with Jesus Christ, but there is nothing to be gained under the sun, and the world keeps striving after wind away from God (which is a meaningless pursuit of temporary things/pleasure). For everything passes away under the sun, and all is vanity. But remember this: use your God-given valuable time wisely. 

Ecclesiastes 3:15 (NKJV) says: That which is has already been, And what is to be has already been; And God requires an account of what is past.

My prayer today is that you work hard and care for what God has given you this season. Do not be distracted by the things of this world; they will never fulfil you or bring joy to your life. Instead, live as a child of God (or give your life to Jesus if you haven’t) with eternity in mind!

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