Ecclesiastes 5:18 - This is what I have observed to be good: that it is appropriate for a person to eat, to drink and to find satisfaction in their toilsome labor under the sun during the few days of life God has given them--for this is their lot.
“Enjoy your job?” Did I just hear you right? This dull lifeless collection of tasks to complete are supposed to be a source of enjoyment? Even God puts an emphasis on enjoying your work in the Bible. King Solomon spent time examining life to find out what was meaningless and meaningful. He saw that it was good for a person to enjoy their work, because this was the lot that God has set out for them. We can try to find ways to enjoy our work instead of dreading it, even if it’s a tough job to like. Let’s escape the demands of just pushing through life and find ways to be happy all week long instead. If you can imagine that you can focus on this snapshot of life, run after it. It will be worth it. When you reach the end of your life, will you really be excited about the memories that only showed a meaningless life, or can you with God’s help, create days that are meaningful. Give it a try. If King Solomon thought it was worth it, then so can you.
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.