“Those who work their land will have abundant food, but those who chase fantasies have no sense.”
Recently the Power Ball lottery payout crossed 1.2 billion dollars. On one Twitter feed, followers were asked: How would you quit your job if you won the Power Ball? In response, people posted all kinds of scenarios: people knocking books down, flipping off their bosses, stealing the company car, etc. There were all sorts of funny scenes posted about what we would do if we won the Power Ball.
Something peculiar about that question is it assumes that if you won the Power Ball, you’d quit working. It actually assumes a bigger theme in America, which is this – that non-work is the ideal. Is that true?
Most of us carry in our bones dreams of what it would be like to be free from work, free to travel the world, eat all sorts of cuisine, learn another language, etc. We fantasize about a life without work. But I want to tell you something. That isn’t a life at all. The life of non-work is not ideal.
My hope is that some people, even if they won a billion dollars, would go to work the next day with smiles on their faces. That could be you. You can love your job. And it begins with the way that you view your work. Who are you serving and why are you there?
Prayer: Dear Lord, in all that I do, especially in my work, I serve you first. Amen.
Reflection: Have you ever dreamed of what it would be like to receive a large sum of money? How would your life change?