Ecclesiastes 11:6

"Sow your seed in the morning, and at evening let your hands not be idle, for you do not know which will succeed, whether this or that, or whether both will do equally well." NIV translation 

A true faith involves action. Because we trust that the things God has said are true, we know that our days are numbered until Jesus returns.

He has given us the ministry of reaching the lost and it involves many ways. We are to make good use of the time that we have and use whatever means we can to reach them.

Ecclesiastes 11:7 & 8

"Light is sweet, and it pleases the eyes to see the sun. However many years anyone may live, let them enjoy them all. But let them remember the days of darkness, for there will be many. Everything to come is meaningless." NIV translation

As we go through life, there will be good days (days of sun) and bad days (days of darkness). True faith rejoices in both types of days as we remain focused on the fact that we will live forever with Him. Although God uses these days on earth to shape us and to grow us, we are reminded that the events of these days do not mean much when compared to eternity. We are to constantly look back (remember) the dark days and how God brought us through them. Each successful journey through a dark day builds up our faith and can even build up those around us.