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Why Work?

I work within a school system.  My wife works at home.  My neighbor provides beautiful landscapes for private homes.  My friend works out her retirement.

It's all work and if you have the right attitude, it's all good. The thing is that work can be so hard and physically draining.  It is stressful and does not always come easily.

One key is to localize work in a set of principles such as those found here in Scripture:

Lesson 1: Accept work as part of God's divine design for you (cf. Genesis 2:15; 2 Thess. 3:10).

Lesson 2: Be careful for the "grass is greener on the other side of the fence" syndrome.

Lesson 3: Do first things first, according to a plan.

Lesson 4: If you're going to work, you might as well work hard. . .there are many benefits.

Lesson 5: It's ok to enjoy your work!

Lesson 6: If you are good at what you do, do not be surprised when others want to see you in action.

These six principles are adapted from this article.

If you were to make a list of "reasons for working", what would it look like?

*photo by gerriet

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