Ecclesiastes 9:10

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might.


Are you one of those people who get the Monday morning blues? You know what I mean. The weekend’s over and it’s time to return to work. Who wants to do that, right?

Me! Me! Me! That’s who. At the moment, I don’t have the option to work due to health issues and other life circumstances. God has blessed me so that I don’t have to worry about paying the bills, but even so I miss work.

After retiring from my full-time job as a speech pathologist, I found a part-time job that was perfect for me. It still allowed me to be a speech pathologist with children but gave me time to be a writer as well.

My writing career is finally taking off after years of working at it. I have four book contracts at the moment-more than enough to keep me busy.

So, you might think I’d be happy when circumstances forced me into full-time retirement. Not so. I miss the children, the extra money, and even the thought that I’m contributing something to the world. (That’s right, I’m a child of the sixties!)

Perhaps, unlike me, you don’t have the perfect job. In fact, you may hate your job, but it’s important to do your best in spite of that. Or maybe, you’re job is ok—nothing to write home about. It could be worse.

Don’t fall into the habit of complaining about your job, your boss, your coworkers, or whatever else in life that annoys you as so many of us do.

If this is sounding like a count your blessings type of devotion. You’re right!  Life’s not always easy.  But if you look around, you’ll find someone in worse circumstances than you. You might have some health issues, but someone else is sicker. You may not like your job, but you do have a job!

Complaining is not an example of God’s peace and joy. In fact, it’s the complete opposite. When you are content, joyful, and in peace, no matter the circumstances, you show the world that Jesus makes a difference in your life.

And that He can make a difference in theirs as well!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.