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No One Has Ever Read a Tombstone with the Inscription, "I Wish I'd Spent More Time at the Office"

Do you live to work, or work to live?


God said work was good. As God created the earth and everything in it, he repeatedly called his work good (Genesis 1:4,10,12,18,21,25,31). He commanded Adam and Eve to dress, till, and keep the Garden. And their work was good.


Work is a good gift from God.


However, if we try to find our identity in our work - and spend an inordinate number of hours at our jobs - work is no longer good. It consumes us. Eventually it can kill us. When our work becomes an obsession, we deny ourselves - and our family and friends - meaningful time spent together.


Think about it. No one has ever read a tombstone with the inscription, “I wish I’d spent more time in the office.”


Here’s my point. Live your life now to the fullest! Enjoy every moment! Don’t let work be your dominant reason for living.


And when you are working, remember this: “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ” (Colossians 3:23-24).

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