Working hard versus chasing fantasies

March 10th, 2010

Proverbs 12:11 says, “He who works his land will have abundant food, but he who chases fantasies lacks judgement”.

One of the best ways to ensure income in this life is to be a hard worker. I have found out over the years that if I work hard and do my best to make my employer prosperous, then I will always have a job when I need it.

Compare this to a friend of mine I once worked with. He had a great job, but always dreamed about retiring early. He always chased after the latest investment scheme and spent most of his time and energy trying get rich quick schemes.

In the end they all led nowhere and he had had little energy or enjoyment in his well paid job. He also spent most of his money on trying them.

The Bible tells us in this verse to work hard at what we do. Although it says “works his land” in this verse, we can apply it to wherever we are employed. It is about the principle here. Working hard means you will have food and the things you need to live.

Let’s all to commit to working hard and serving our employers today. It is so much better and more prosperous than chasing the fantasy of get rich quick schemes.

God Bless,

Dave