22 January 2009

Thankful Thursdays: Work and the Ability to Do It

Sweet is the sleep of a laborer, whether he eats little or much . . . Behold, what I have seen to be good and fitting is to eat and drink and find enjoyment in all the toil with which one toils under the sun the few days of his life that God has given him, for this is his lot. Everyone also to whom God has given wealth and possessions and power to enjoy them, and to accept his lot and rejoice in his toil—this is the gift of God. For he will not much remember the days of his life because God keeps him occupied with joy in his heart.
-Ecclesiastes 5

I am grateful for every single one of my jobs, from teaching composition to being an RA. I'm ashamed that I would ever complain about working; it's a blessing from the Lord, a way to imitate His creativity and help to "subdue the earth" as it were. All of my jobs are convenient and mostly enjoyable. Besides that, they provide enough money for me to pay for my own clothes/food/what-have-you, and also to avoid massive college debt. How kind of God to provide work for me, then give me the time and inclination to accomplish it well.

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