Ecclesiastes 2:17-18; 24-25 – “I hated life because the work that is done under the sun is grievous to me. All of it is meaningless, a chasing after the wind… A man can do nothing more than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in his work. This too, I see, is from the hand of God, for without him who can eat or find enjoyment?”
In daily interactions with others, you, like me meet people who see life as an endless cycle of work. We get up, work, go home, rest and start all over again.
Many of them, like the writer of the text above, hate their lives because they feel like they’re not getting anywhere. I’d encourage a step back and to look for ways you can find satisfaction in today’s assignment.
Work is one of the great mysteries of God because only he has the ability to see all of the tasks that need to be done AND the capability to send someone with the precise skills to get that work accomplished.
You were born to fill a unique space in the world and if you don’t show up – that job may never get done. Work while you can, enjoy what you’re doing, take satisfaction in it then when the day is done, eat, drink and find enjoyment in what you’ve accomplished.