212/365: Life In Balance

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?