Whatever your hand finds to do

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might, for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol, to which you are going (Eccl. 9:10 ESV).

whatever your hand finds to do

No matter what you do, God wants you to do it with grace and excellency. It is His work ethic. The Apostle Paul wrote “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men” (Col. 3:23 ESV). He wants you to do your one-dollar task, as though you are earning a million dollars. It is easy for us to neglect the mundane tasks in life, because we are waiting for the “big things”. The Lord says that the way you do the small things, predicts how you will do the big things.

Furthermore, the verse above also encourages us to get our hands on something. Rather than idly waiting for that dream job, activity, or opportunity, He wants your hands to be doing something. Idle hands always lead to poverty, as Solomon said, “Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep, and an idle person will suffer hunger” (Prov. 19:15 ESV).

God is a God of entrepreneurship. He wants you to be proactive, to look around, and see what you can do. When you find something, do it with all your might, as though you are doing it for Him. There is profit in every labor, and poverty in idle hands (Prov. 14:23).


The word “hand” in the scripture above is used as a metaphor. What does it symbolize? Declare that “my hands are diligent and productive. Whatever I do is blessed by the Lord”.


Do you perform your job with all you might? Are your hands idle because you are waiting for that perfect opportunity? God tells us to look around, and see what you can do!


Ask the Lord to grant you grace, as you fully apply your heart and hands to whatever you do.

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