"Work At It With All Your Heart" . . . yeah, right.

Colossians 3:23
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.

Yesterday I was looking for an inspiring scripture to carry me through the next couple of weeks at work. This was the best I could find, but I’m not completely satisfied with it. I absolutely believe that everyone should do their best at every job they take on, and that hard work really is its own reward in many cases. But none of us have endless time or endless energy. I can’t give 100% to my career and 100% to my family and 100% to my friendships and 100% to maintaining my physical health and 100% to my spiritual well-being, and 100% to causes that inspire me . . . no one can. I can usually prioritize pretty well, and I multi-task in a beastly manner, but at the end of the day I still haven’t done everything with “all my heart”. I’m under a LOT of pressure at work right now, and I no longer have even the illusion of control over my back and neck pain. How do you come to terms with not being able to do it all? What inspires you and comforts you at times like this? Or do you just put your head down and push on through? That’s what I’ve been doing, but I’m hoping someone out there has a better solution!
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4 thoughts on “"Work At It With All Your Heart" . . . yeah, right.”

  1. Great Post! For me, I find that if my relationship with God is pretty much in order so is everything else. There are somethings I can't handle, so I send them off to Him with a little prayer saying "I can't do this I'm giving it to you, thanks." He will take care of it everytime, as long as we don't try to help him out.

  2. what sound advice you've already gotten!

    It's funny how, at least for me, when I'm trying my best to keep all the balls in the air, it all comes crashing down around my head.

    It's at that time when I just need a break, and some introspection, and just quiet, alone time with God.

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