“That you also aspire to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business
And to work with your own hands, as we commanded you.”
I Thessalonian 4:11
Apostle Paul in our opening scripture admonished the Church at Thessalonica, that everyone should lead a quiet life by facing their individual businesses and working with their own hands rather than becoming a burden to another person.
This is an instruction that anybody who desires to live a responsible life must not joke with.
You must as a matter of necessity, have a work you are doing. God is absolutely against parasitic living and so He commands each and every one of us to work. Your work should determine your welfare and well being.
It is corruption that makes people seek more money than their work earn for them.
Work provides us with inner creative joy; your self-respect, dignity and self-worth are tied to your work. Work will save you from the dullness and boredom of life.
It will help you put your energies to a proper and productive use, which will eventually bring money to your pocket.
Have you ever discovered that people who do not use their energies get physically unhealthy and mentally unhappy? Time seems to hang heavy on our shoulders when there is no work to do. Do you want to lead a meaningful and peaceful life, then, work is it.
Work is the medium through which you contribute to the development of community, influence people and attain significance.
Solomon in his wisdom said, whatsoever your hand finds to do, do it. Someone once said that even the most unpaid, unimportant and unpleasant work (as long as it is legal and legitimate) is still better than no work.
John 5:17, Jesus said “My father is always working and so am I.” It is the nature of God to work.
Jesus so much detest idleness that the Bible says even at the eleventh hour, when it was barely an hour to close for the day, he engaged everyone that was idle.
Your progress is tied to your work; work and keep working.
You could start by volunteering to work for free and before you know it greater opportunities will gravitate towards you.
KEEP IN MIND
There is always something to do, if you are diligent enough.
Never let a day pass you by and you are not working.