“So I saw that there is nothing better for a person than to enjoy their work, because that is their lot. For who can bring them to see what will happen after them?” (Ecclesiastes 3:22 NIV)
Even the Bible sees the importance of loving your work!
Lord, please help me enjoy my work – regardless of whether it’s what I’ve been called to do, when it’s a stepping stone to greater things, and when it’s doing chores that I normally don’t like, perform brainlessly, or don’t understand fully.
I’m thinking of administrative work that I can’t delegate/automate/eliminate yet; feeding, medicating, and cleaning up after my dog Bobby; washing dishes and folding laundry; and tasks that interrupt me while I’m trying to do planned things.
God is my boss, every little task can be an act of worship, doing things with joy is a choice, it’s a practice in mindfulness and presence, it’s an opportunity to serve, it’s a model for my kids and other observers to follow, I’ll never know what and who it could lead to, and it’s an awareness of thankfulness.
I mean – how blessed am I to be alive, here where I am versus less fortunate situations, am healthy, and have the opportunity to do what I am doing?