Friday, January 15, 2016

Having a Job: Hard or Easy?


They say at the end of a long day, if you do what you love, you will never work a day in your life. Is that really true?

Yes and no.

When you work for a desired goal, you probably work twice as hard in order to achieve it. Yet, you are probably striving for something you long to see completed and in this sense work is easy because you are enjoying it. 

But, having a job can become tiresome.

There are so many moments that make you long for the day of retirement. Those instances where you feel like you want to run away and are counting down to Friday on a Sunday night before work. Sacrificing those vacation days you know you deserve, but your boss won't give you. Or smiling and nodding, when you are thinking to yourself, I can't stand this guy. You have to think hard about your income and supporting yourself, as well as spending/saving wisely. You may have to work random hours or beyond 40 hours a week, including nights and weekends. 

At the same time, you have a great sense of security. You probably have benefits and insurance. You are "bringing home the bacon." You don't have to feel the weight of unemployment. You can feel like you are truly accomplishing something great.

Thus, having a job can become fulfilling. 

Many people do not have a lot of options of the job occupations they can take. But, if the chance comes to you, go for what makes you really happy. A job that can make you feel fulfilled, one you find enjoyable amidst difficulties (because every job will have those hard times), and one that you can say at the end of the day you were able to put your best into it, is the job truly worth pursuing.

For who really works the hardest? The person who is doing what they are doing for the right reasons. That means you may love your job, or hate your job, (which you will at times even if its the best job in the world), but you are working for a purpose. And that promotes diligence, which is one of the noblest of virtues because it means you persevere. 

There will be your good days and there will be your bad days. The thing to remember is you are doing something worthwhile, and hopefully it is something you feel proud of. And when it feels as though the days are dragging along, when it comes down to it, all this is passing anyway. One day you won't have to worry about money coming in, or hear one more complaint from a lousy boss. The day will dawn after you have been faithful, God will reward you for your pains. And that will be a great eternal day.

So, if you love what you do, will you never work a day in your life? I would say, ultimately yes. Yes, if you can say that what you do makes your day.

                                                                             Work most of all for God,
                                                                                                        Therese

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