What God says about work

As we explore the topic of work in the Bible, we discover that work is not merely a means to an end, but a purposeful and meaningful aspect of our lives. Plus I give you 3 tips to take action in your business when you don't feel like it.

5/1/20233 min read

In the book of Genesis, we learn that God worked to create the world, and He created humans to work alongside Him as stewards of His creation. Throughout the Bible, we see that work is an important part of our identity and purpose. At the same time, we are reminded that our work is not the ultimate source of our identity or worth. Our value comes from being children of God, and our work is simply a way to serve Him and contribute to the world around us.

Both work and rest are important if you haven't seen the video on rest click here and if you want to see the video on work click here!

There are many passages in the Bible talking about work today we will look at two passages. First is Proverbs 14:23 "All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty." which highlights the danger of being all talk and no action. It is easy to make promises or talk about what we want to accomplish, but unless we follow through with action, our words are meaningless. The phrase "leads only to poverty" emphasizes that empty talk is not only unproductive, but it can also lead to negative consequences, such as financial hardship, missed opportunities, and unfulfilled potential.

Next let's look at Proverbs 21:25 which says "The craving of a sluggard will be the death of him, because his hands refuse to work." This is a warning about the dangers of laziness and the consequences that come with it. The word "sluggard" refers to someone who is lazy, slothful, or inactive. The verse suggests that such a person has strong desires or cravings, but because they refuse to work and take action, their desires will never be fulfilled, leading to disappointment and even destruction.

It's important to note here also that Sloth is one of the 7 deadly sins so we know that laziness is not pleasing to God.

Now that we understand it is important to work another thing to note here is that we are all humans this means we will face many days when we simply don't feel like taking action. This happens to the best of us so I am going to share with you my top 3 tips for taking action when you don't feel like it:

  1. Focus on your why: Focusing on your God-given purpose is important because it helps you align your life with God's plan for you, which ultimately leads to a more fulfilling and purposeful life. As a believer, you are created with a unique set of gifts, talents, and abilities that God intends for you to use for His glory and to serve others.

  2. Worship: Put on some good worship music and just focus on God and His goodness this will get you in a great and grateful mood that will give you the energy you need to conquer your day!

  3. Journaling: It always helps to journal how you are feeling and writing down your purpose just helps you to get focused and helps you reflect on the bigger picture of what God has for you in this life. After journaling I would simply pray and ask God to give you the strength and energy to take the necessary action He is calling you to take on any given day.

It is important to remember what works for one person will not always work for another but it is always a good idea to go to the Lord and ask for His help. Ultimately it is important to remember that by taking action and putting in the effort, we can achieve our goals and experience the rewards of our hard work in our businesses.