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Love your work…

“A sluggard’s appetite is never filled, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.”
-Proverbs 13:4

I recently read an insightful article written by a young woman that went to an Ivy League university. In it, she revealed that she had learned more working at McDonald’s than she did at the university. She said that her experience at McDonald’s taught her hard work, that she couldn’t always say what she thought, that she had to serve people first, and that she couldn’t be grumpy and entitled (my words) all the time.

I really loved this article because I believe that so many young people today don’t understand the purpose of college. A university should be training students for work and, for some reason, especially the last five to ten years, universities have really wandered from that. Now you see all of these people leaving a university fifty thousand dollars in debt and nobody will hire them. Why? Because they don’t have a realistic view of the world and they don’t like to work. They like to sit around and talk all day.

I think that’s a problem. I think that Christians and people in general, whoever you are, you should love to learn, and you should love education, and you should get educated. But, more than anything, you should love your work. Love your work! Work is a privilege.

Prayer: Dear Lord, I love to learn. I love to philosophize. I love to dream. But more than that, I need to love my work. With you in my heart, I will find a way to always love my work because I do it all for you. Amen.

Reflection: In what ways do you love your work?