WORK V. LIFE

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Wake. Coffee. Commute. Work. Commute. Family. Sleep. Repeat.

WAKE. COFFEE. COMMUTE. WORK. COMMUTE. family. SLEEP. REPEAT.

WAKE. COFFEE. COMMUTE. WORK. COMMUTE. family. SLEEP. REPEAT!

The american dream. Keep your head down, keep your hands busy, don’t ask too many questions and you will be rewarded. But, rewarded with what? More money? More money equals more stuff. More stuff in turn equals less available money. Now I need more money to get more stuff, which leads to less available money, so that I will again need more money to get more stuff. A vicious cycle has been created.

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.   -Hebrews 13:5

Men, If your anything like me, you have probably heard your spouse complain that all you ever talk about is work. She might say, “Do you talk about me at work, as much as you talk about them at home?” or “Im glad that you’re doing a good job, but why don’t you take the same initiative around the house as you do at work?”. We get so caught up in our jobs, that we fail to realize we are completely ignoring our responsibilities at home. Home. You know, the reason that you got the job for in the first place.

After I looked things over, I stood up and said to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people, “Don’t be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your families, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes.   -Nehemiah 4:14

As men, we are called to be the head of the household. We are to not only take interest in household activities, we are to lead them. If that means we have to take off a day of work to get things done or be there for our family, then so be it. Nobody ever gets to the big finish line and says, “You know, I really wish I would have spent more time at work.”. But not being their for your family physically, emotionally and spiritually? Well that might be another story entirely.

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