There is profit in all hard work, but endless talk leads only to poverty. Proverbs 14:23 HCSB
My first job was being a paperboy for the Gainesville Sun in Gainesville, Florida. After the papers were delivered to my house, I then had to fold the papers and put a rubber band around each one. If it was raining I placed them in plastic bags. I would then load up my papers in the big basket mounted on the front of my bike. Riding down the street, I would throw the papers in the driveways. Once a month I had to walk house to house and collect the money from my customers. It was hard work but very fulfilling as I saved money to buy a ping pong table.
This Proverb reminds us that we all profit from hard work. Many times hard work will test our physical and emotional abilities. Thomas Jefferson said, “I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.” Famous Football coach Vince Lombardi said, “The dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Work is the key to success, and hard work can help you accomplish anything.”
Challenge: If you want to succeed, pray for God’s guidance and then work hard to accomplish your dreams. To be known as a hard worker is a great compliment. Pray that God will always give you work that will allow you to live out your faith and share the good news of Jesus Christ with those in your circle of influence.