Psalm 127:2 (NASB) It is vain for you to rise up early, To retire late, To eat the bread of painful labors; For He gives to His beloved even in his sleep.
I worked 120 hours a week going from one job to another. I thought I was giving love to my family. I have been down this road – where it was all about work and money. Funny thing though, the people that mattered most to me (my wife and children) who I thought I was loving, were the ones being hurt. I thought that the more money I made, the more I was loving them. I wasn’t loving them; I was hurting them by taking myself out of the picture. Think about it. What would you rather have: a hundred dollars or a person who cares and loves you? The sad reality is that some of us say they prefer the hundred dollars. I pray that we all choose to follow God’s direction for our lives and not make it about work but about love. If we take one thing from today’s verse, let it be that we need to take time away from work to re-examine our priorities.
TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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