Work Ethic

Something hit me the other day. I was thinking back to when I started working. What hit me was the amount of people that I’ve come across that don’t enjoy what they do. Whether they work as a mechanic, as a social worker, as a teacher, even fulfilling the jobs that are in line with the area that they’ve studied at school. For some reason, about 90% of them don’t enjoy what they do. A lot of the comments came from the fact that they felt they don’t like working for someone else or they’re trying to work enough just to pay bills; therefore, the job becomes a necessity and no longer enjoyable.

I came across a verse that really spoke truth to me. It’s 1 Thessalonians 3:10-12
“If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat. For we hear that some among you walk in idleness, not busy at work but busybodies. Now such persons we command and encourage in the Lord Jesus Christ to do their own work quietly and to earn their own living.”

I started to think about God’s work and all that He gives to us. I feel that we get so wrapped up in trying to do our own thing and forget that it is a privilege to have work. For some, it keeps us sane, honest and keeps our ideals in line. Not to mention the blessing one has in a job due to the economy that we currently live in. Next time you walk through your work, give thanks and enjoy the moments that you have to receive a pay check. Use your workplace as an avenue to speak truth into others.


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