Every Friday I join a group of writers and we only write for five minutes. No edits. No revisions. Set the timer. Write. Stop. Publish. Join the fun and read more about Five Minute Friday here.
Today’s prompt is: WORK
Work is so much more than just the job we do. It is the way we spend our time. The way we choose to use the currency of 24 hours. I wish I could say I work with love, joy, patience, and a heart grateful to the creator of work. I don’t. Work seems like drudgery, and even motherhood, writing, and my version of work. I envy those who leave the home.
And those that leave the home envy those who stay at home. We all wish to do different work. Less work. More work. Work will never satisfy. I think whether we work out, work in the home, work in the office, or even when we enjoy our work – it will never satisfy. We will always be yearning moving on to the Creator of work. To long for something, but never find it is a tragedy. So we work and strive more – thinking we will find it.
But it is vain, as the writer of wisdom says, to wake up early and toil. It is vain for us to find the ultimate satisfaction in our work. It will never happen. So we can work and rest.
The constant strain of life is this: how do we rest and work for the Lord?
We are not called to be idle. To be lazy or inactive. We are called to work. I think it is a balance I will always try to be finding. Like sand on a scale, a little here, a little there. I can see how I’m are resting too much when responsibilities fall by the wayside. I can see how I’m are working too much when I’m overwhelmed, tired, and irritable.
Rest and work is mostly about trusting. Leaning into God and who He is. I love this verse, I keep coming back to the depth of it: O Lord, you are our dwelling place in all generations.
Through the ages, over and over, no matter the season, God is God. God is home. God is where we find rest. For me, with my work being in my home, I find such comfort in knowing God is here. In my midst. In my heart, leading and guiding. Caring and loving. Sweetly letting me rest while busy doing the work.
We find work cannot be rest and rest cannot be work. So we find both in God. We find he is our everything. The dwelling place is the place we call home.
Connect with me!
I don’t know if you are like me, but the sudden realization that God wasn’t speaking to me (in my heart) is a little jolting. So, how do we keep going in Bible study? We change it up!
My workbook, The Four Ways to Study the Bible Workbook, includes these pages:
- Four Ways to Study the Bible – 4 separate ways
- Sermon Notes Worksheets
- Prayer Journal Worksheets
- Three Scripture Writing Challenges