Eccl 3:1-11 tells us that everything in life is a cycle. I-Ching, the wisdom of the Chinese, say the same thing too (See I-Ching in One Minute). However, v11 sheds new light:
Ecclesiastes 3:11 New International Version (NIV) 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.The most beautiful time, the best time of your life, is not your past student days, wedding days, promotion etc.
It is now, any time, and every time!Because God makes everything beautiful in its time. The cycle of life tell us that there is a right thing to do at the the right time. We must understand the time, the present situation and stage of our life and know and live out the best way we can. The best time for student days are to learn, socialize with friends, enjoy the freedom and the less responsibilities. Unless one has rich parents that provides for us, student life while not great luxuries, are great time of discovery and learning. Similarly, work lives, marriage lives, babes, children, teen ages, grow-ups and retirement times have all the ingredients that make for a great satisfaction and achievements. Even in time of departures, bereavements, separations, disappointments, failures and many such undesirable situations, they help us to feel and know better about ourselves and others. Cherish every moment of your life. If you are not happy and feel depress about your present stage of life, find out what is the right thing to do for this stage of life and then do it and live out the best.
Here are additional words of wisdom to help you:
Ecc 12:13 The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.
Within the above context, live life to the fullest:
Ecc 9:7 Go, eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart, for God has already approved what you do.
Ecc 9:9 Enjoy life with the wife whom you love, all the days of your vain life that he has given you under the sun, because that is your portion in life and in your toil at which you toil under the sun.
Live life with an understanding heart. Be gentle rather than too forceful will help.
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