If you really hate your job, this is going to be a good read for you.
If you love your job but feel like there is something missing, this is going to be a good read for you too.
If you don’t have a job and are searching for the right career, then you too, will want to read this.
From King Solomon,
“I have noticed one thing, at least, that is good. It is good for people to eat, drink, and enjoy their work under the sun during the short life God has given them, and to accept their lot in life. And it is a good thing to receive wealth from God and the good health to enjoy it. To enjoy your work and accept your lot in life – this is indeed a gift from God. God keeps such people so busy enjoying life that they take no time to brood over the past.”
Take a moment to reflect on this passage. I think you will find that it is overwhelmingly rich and deeply meaningful.
By all accounts, King Solomon was the richest man to ever have walked the earth. Imagine the wealth of Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, and the Walton family combined and they still don’t come close to the riches of King Solomon. This king was also blessed with great wisdom from God. Yet, the wisest man in the world, who was also the richest man ever said that the only good thing he found in life is for people to enjoy their food, drink and work, and to accept their lot in life.
Perhaps you feel like that means you should roll over and call it quits – that life will never get any better than this because, “this is my lot in life.” Well, keep reading the passage…God doesn’t want us to do what we despise. He wants us to enjoy our lot in life.
Solomon says that God keeps these hard working people so busy that they have no time to whine over or complain about the past. They are too busy enjoying themselves.
So there are two questions you should ask yourself to find out if you should accept your current situation as your lot in life or look for another lot to call your own:
- Am I in good health?
- Do I enjoy my days?
If you answered “no” to either one (or both) of those questions, then you are not living your life’s purpose and it is time to set a new course for your life.
I think I may have just the thing for you…but start here and stay tuned for more ways to Live the Good Life.