Do Your Best - Friday's Dose - 5th December 2014

Friday's Dose - 5th December 2014

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 eave 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 Friday and God Bless you all.
Courtesy : Daily Dose Devotionals Team