Life is short and death is certain. We are born. We live. We work. We grow old. We die. To everything there is a season. That’s life, and there’s nothing you nor I can either add or take away from it.
Do people really gain anything from their hard work? People are busy, they work day and night, and they almost don’t get enough sleep.
We work hard, and people who live after us reap all the benefits of our hard work.
It’s a gift from God to enjoy what we do, but there is one thing that happens to all of us – we all die.
“What do people really have after all their work and struggling in this life?
Throughout their life, they have pain, frustrations, and hard work.
Even at night, a person’s mind does not rest.
This is also senseless.”
Ecclesiastes 2:22-23 ERV
Here are my thoughts:
● Relationships can be messy because it involves people, but in the end the relationships we took time to develop will matter the most when we face our final moments on our dying beds.
● Everything we burnt the midnight oil to buy – another person will inherit it all at the end of our life…and the saddest thing is – we don’t know if that person will be wise or foolish..
● We may have money in the bank…but when health challenges arise … the money cannot buy good health.
● Everything in life is temporary. If you have a great career, a fabulous house, an expensive car, a gorgeous body – enjoy it all. But be wise and keep in mind that the clock is ticking.
Asking God to help us to number our days that we may apply wisdom to each and every day we are kept alive is true wisdom.
In our world today, we place less and less importance on building relationships …until we get to the end of life holding a bag of regrets.
It is better to have healthy relationships than to be proud, and aloof.
Finally, when life is good, enjoy it. When life is hard, remember that God gives good times and hard times. Stay humble, and work on building healthy relationships.