In North America people typically hate Mondays and love Fridays. They say “TGIF” and “I live for the weekend.” I enjoy rest and time with family as much as other people, but living for the weekend is foreign to my way of thinking.
I can understand that some people do not enjoy their occupations. But how sad to simply endure most of your days in order to arrive at the thrills of time off work.
I love how the Bible is so practical and realistic. One verse that really helps me stay focused in what my job is really about comes from Colossians 3:23: “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men” (NIV).
When I give my work, whether paid or unpaid, as an offering to God, it is no longer drudgery on the path to “me time.” My work allows me to be a blessing in the lives of others. When I experience glimpses of how that blessing is received, it’s a better reward than any pay cheque.