Good Labor is what we have to give us Joy at the end of the day! Did you know that? We are also to do our labor as though we are working for the Lord! There is a point to all this menial labor folks! It is to labor by day, and rest by night, for this is what God has given to man. He knows of our need to be satisfied with our works! He also knows our need for Rest! He has timed the day and moon perfectly so as to signal us the time for our bodies work and rest.
But to spend each day toiling over our works, sweating our brow and causing an anxiety within oneself is NOT the point at all! For a Day is but a thousand years and a thousand years is but a day. If we wither ourselves within a few days toiling over our Earthly works, what will be left of our Joy to service God all the days of this life?
Please, Let us Pace ourselves! The Labor itself is there because God created us to have ambition to labor! But He did not intend for us to LIVE in LABOR.
God is our PROVISION! He says a man who works as though He is working for God will enjoy wealth and eat of His works, and He will be satisfied.
You see, if we work as though we are working for God, then we will always have enough and have all that we need; because the wages for serving God are Plentiful Blessings! But if we work as though we are working for man, we will unsatisfied! Always toiling the ground to give our inheritance to the men who come after us.
22. What do people get for all the toil and anxious striving with which they labor under the sun? 23. All their days their work is grief and pain; even at night their minds do not rest. This too is meaningless. 24. A person can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in their own toil. This too, I see, is from the hand of God, 25. for without him, who can eat or find enjoyment? 26. To the person who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.
Good Labor is given to man to satisfy His need for rest just as much as it is to give him uselfulness. It is not however meant to be something man stresses over! It is to give us Joy at the end of each day. And something to look forward to at dawn.
We are not to be slaves to our jobs, we are to gain a daily satisfaction to enjoy the “Fruits of our Labor”. If the fruit of your labor is stress…. It surely will not feed you the Joy of the Lord!
So do something else, make a change, alter your reality, for it is in these things that we choose Faith over Fear! And realize the God truly is our Provider! He makes a way when there is no way!
Remember The law of the manna! If you take only one jar (or omer), it will be enough. If you take too little, it will be enough… But if you take too much, it will spoil and rot. Exodus 16
Also we need to remember this! “Our identity is so often tied to what we DO. But, with Christ, our identity is no longer bound by the things we do, but in HIM” – Elizabeth Rachael Hardesty
Enjoy your lives today! LIVE. BREATHE. RELAX! GOD HAS YOU AND THE WHOLE WORLD IN HIS HANDS!
VERSE OF THE DAY
2 Corinthians 9:8
And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
Praise God! We have been given a way to live! A Life of Joy and Truth in Scripture to give us Wisdom on Earth! Let us use the true Tools we have been given to live our very best life after all.