The ONE THING for today

Why Am I Working Like a Dog?

  • Ecclesiastes 4:7-8 (MSG) 7-8 I turned my head and saw yet another wisp of smoke on its way to nothingness: a solitary person, completely alone—no children, no family, no friends—yet working obsessively late into the night, compulsively greedy for more and more, never bothering to ask, “Why am I working like a dog, never having any fun? And who cares?” More smoke. A bad business.

 Don’t quantify everything!  working-like-a-dog

There is a tendency to put a price tag on almost everything.  We measure whether or not a job is a good job by how much we’re paid.  We determine whether or not a car is a good car by how much it cost.  Shopping for the necessities of life – like gas and groceries and can turn into a me-against-the-store contest to see how much money we can save.

We can even put a number on ourselves (or others) to determine whether or not we are successful.

While never underestimating the importance of money and of managing money wisely, do not buy into the deception that success is tied to a dollar amount.

Money matters–there’s no doubt about that: but all around you this week will be events and opportunities that you could never put a monetary value too.  Whatever you do, don’t miss them; chances are that is where you’re going to discover the joys and fulfillment of life, not in the cold, hard cash that may have accumulated in your wallet or bank account.

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