And I saw that all toil and all achievement spring from one person’s envy of another. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind. Fools fold their hands and ruin themselves. Better one handful with tranquillity than two handfuls with toil and chasing after the wind. ~ Ecclesiastes 4: 4-6
God gave men the curse of working the soil by the sweat of our brow. It's our duty to work for our food, our well-being, and our livlihood.
However, work was never designed to be our god. Work was given to remind us of God's dominion. Our work is for us to use as a blessing for ourselves and for others.
As you put your hands to the wheel (in whatever your endeavor), remember to pursue balance. Work is a teacher that reveals our blessings and how to be a blessing.
GO DEEPER: Colossians 3: 23-25
Next Step: Consider this... are your work, family, and friends priortites in balance?