All Your Might

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

The world is full of people who seem to do as little as possible, put in minimal effort, look for shortcuts, and readily cut corners.

Many such people are motivated by short-term pleasures or the needs of the moment. But the Bible tells us that a lack of effort has many negative consequences: “Because of laziness the building decays, and through idleness of hands the house leaks” (Ecclesiastes 10:18).

Paul, in fact, taught that Christians should approach life like an athletic competition. Running to win. Being disciplined (1 Corinthians 9:24-27). Echoing the words of Ecclesiastes, Paul wrote that “Whatever you do, do all to the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31).

The Bible teaches that we should be motivated by a desire to please God. This attitude changes everything. It means that we are to do everything in our lives in His name, as unto Him. We are to do everything with integrity, excellence, commitment, and enthusiasm. It means that every task is an opportunity to serve Him, apply Biblical principles, and the abilities and gifts God has given us.

This change impacts our mind and heart, work and education, home and family, and church and community. This change even impacts our hobbies and leisure moments.

We are not isolated men and women, living for ourselves. In fact, God is aware of everything we do and every thought. He is watching us, and has a call on our lives. In fact, each time we interact with someone, we are ambassadors for Him. Every task we do should be done with a goal to please Him.

Today, remember to serve God in every situation, in everything you do. Take advantage of every opportunity. Seize every moment. Be faithful with the time, talent, and treasure you have been given. And do everything with all your might, as unto Him.