What is this about? The writer of Ecclesiastes, supposedly a very wise man, records his search for many things, but repeatedly compares his actions to ". . . a chasing after the wind" and often says "this too is meaningless". This certainly is the epitome of hopelessness.
All is not hopeless, however, even in Ecclesiastes. Chapter 3 begins, "There is a time for everything . . ." Ecclesiastes 9:10 tells me "Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might . . ." These verses sound like something I can use. On the other hand, my Creator has something for me to do before I look around to see what my hand finds to do.
I am once again struggling with priorities, especially the priority stated in Matthew 6:33, "Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness . . ." This is so clear, stated so simply, and is the key to success of any kind. Therefore, this is what I have to do, whether it takes me several days, or weeks. However long it takes to develop this habit, I need to seek God before I do anything else. I want to be able to wake in the morning and say "Thank you, Lord, for this new day. Please show me what you want me to do today."