Ecclesiastes 3:10 says, “I have seen the burden God has laid on men.” The word “burden” in the Hebrew could actually be translated as “a heavy responsibility,” “occupation,” or “task.” It could also be described as a “responsible urge.”
Every human being comes to earth with a purpose that, in a sense, weighs on him. Whether you are twenty, fifty, or eighty years old, there is a burden within you, a “responsible urge” to carry out all that you were designed to do. Do you sense that burden? Almost everybody does, even if they have never expressed it. That feeling, longing, or burden comes from God. He has placed a “responsible urge” on your heart because of His purpose for you.
In Ecclesiastes 3:11, we read, “He has also set eternity in the hearts of men.” That is a powerful statement. There is something within you that is being called by eternity. The vision God has put in your heart is “a piece of eternity” that He gave you to deliver in time and space—that is, on the earth during your lifetime. What God put into your heart is also what is in His own heart. I think this is what the Bible means when it talks about “deep calling unto deep.” (See Psalm 42:7.)
Therefore, God has done something awesome. He lives in eternity, yet He has specifically placed you in time so that others on earth will be able to see a piece of His eternity through your life.
Father, thank You for placing eternity in my heart. I hear You call to me through Your Holy Spirit and in Your Word. Help me to walk in the vision You have given me. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Thought: God placed His eternal purpose in your heart.
Reading: Psalm 31–32; Acts 23:16–35
-Daily Power And Prayer Devotional (Myles Munroe)