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Go For It! - Ecclesiastes 11:1-12:1

Today we will see Solomon’s message to young people and others who are anxious about making wrong decisions – if you love God and you are already committed to live according to biblical truth, when you have an opportunity to do something for Him, GO FOR IT! 

Read Ecclesiastes 11:1-12:1

Anxiety is defined as a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome.

Interestingly, the dictionary presents the following antonyms (opposites) for anxiety: Faith, collectedness, composure, confidence, contentment, joy, peace, security, tranquility.

Committed believers should be people of action                                        V. 1-6

He who goes out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, bringing his sheaves with him. -Psalm 126:6

“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.”                                                                                                 -Jim Elliott  

In Chapter 10 Solomon advised us to plan ahead and prepare for what we will face; here he wisely instructs us not to put off what we need to do because of what might go wrong.

Committed believers trust God is unfolding His plan in their lives                    V. 5-8

When you hold a child, you appreciate the beautiful little person that God has brought into the world. Like that, one day you will understand how God was bringing all things together in your life, making everything beautiful in its time!

Good and evil run on parallel tracks and usually arrive at the same time.                                                                                      -Evangelist Ron Dunn

The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things that are revealed are for us and our children forever.                       -Deuteronomy 29:29

Did you know that the word decide comes from the Latin word decidere, meaning ‘to cut off?’

We can stop pleading with God to show us the future, and start living and obeying like we are confident that He holds the future.                                                                  -Kevin De Young, Just Do Something, page 42

We must say no to anything that the Bible calls sin. We must obey the Holy Spirit when He won’t give us peace about a course of action through prayer. It is good to get godly counsel on a matter. But don’t live in fear of “missing God’s will” when decision time comes – Go for it!  

Committed believers go for it!                                                                          V. 9-10

But if you love God and are committed to staying within His biblical guardrails for your life, the word here is to GO FOR IT!

“Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.”                                                                                   -Psalm 37:4

Maximize your life for God’s glory while you can, because you can’t go back and do it again. But remember that we will give an account to God for it all, so stay away from what’s off limits!