Go Do Your Best - Thursday's Dose - September 8th 2011

Thursday's Dose - September 8th 2011 

Go Do Your Best

"Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in
the grave, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning
nor knowledge nor wisdom." - Ecclesiastes 9:10 (NIV). 

"When Leonardo da Vinci was still a pupil, his elderly, well-known
teacher asked him to finish a painting he, the teacher, had begun.

"Young da Vinci stood in such awe of his master's skill that at first
he respectfully declined. But his teacher would accept no excuse. He
simply said, 'Do your best.' Trembling, da Vinci took his brush and
began. With each stroke, his hand grew more steady as the genius
within him awoke. Soon he was so caught up in his work that he forgot
his timidity. When the painting was finished, the frail and weak
master was carried into the studio to see it. Embracing his student,
he exclaimed, 'My son, I paint no more!'"

Not everyone has the kind of talent and genius that Leonardo da Vinci
had, but every one of us has God-given talents that he wants us to
develop and use for his glory. He never expects from us what he
hasn't gifted us to do. And he has already equipped us to do what he
wants us to do. So use what talents you possess. Do your best and
leave the rest to God. As Henry van Dyke said, "The woods would be
very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best."

Prayer: "Our Gracious Loving Father in Heaven, thank you for the
talents you have given to me. Please help me to see what they are,
develop them fully, and use them to the best of my ability for your
glory. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, In
Jesus loving Name I Pray, Amen."

Have a Blessed Thursday and God Bless you all.
Courtsey: Daily Dose Team