The desire to be successful is inherent, no matter who we are or where we come from. So, let’s discuss the two most common problems when it comes to work.
One is being lazy. We live in a society that so often glorifies the irresponsible – those who won’t work – as victims. This is insulting to those who are truly unable to work. God’s Word is clear; laziness is not good. God wants us to work hard.
At the other extreme is the workaholic, and there are four common traits of the workaholic:
1. Tends to be the first person at the office and the last to leave.
2. Tries to please others, and has a tough time saying no.
3. Tends to only talk about work.
4. Feels guilty taking a day off.
Neither the workaholic or the lazy person is God’s intention. The right balance is working hard to please God, yet taking time to back away and rest. Take a weekly Sabbath. It is one of God’s great ideas for successful living. When we do, we find ourselves refreshed and ready to give our best to our work.