Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Do you feel stressed, tired and depressed from all you must do today?
Recently some scary statistics were presented: We work 65-85 hours per week. That includes time away from home at work and time in the home with meal preparation, clean-up, laundry and grocery shopping. You know all that is included in the care of a family and a home without even being told.
Have you ever even stopped to consider why we are working so hard? Is it to make ends meet or is it to have the extras - a bigger house, fancier cars, more clothes, that cruise? Many of us in today’s society must work to help keep food on the table and some sort of roof over their heads. Others, however, work to acquire more and better “things”.
Scripture, with good cause, warns all of us, men and women, not to work to acquire wealth. We should be working where and when out of obedience to God and for no other purpose. We would be wise to heed God’s words. He knows we cannot keep up the pace. Let’s listen to what He tells us. He speaks to us with our best interests in His heart.
Do not toil to acquire wealth, be wise enough to desist. Proverbs 23:4
Heavenly Father, help me to hear Your voice in the matter of work. Help me to be wise in the use of the time You are giving me. In Jesus’ name. Amen.