I get tired of working hard; sometimes it’s monotonous, I often get weary, and many things I do go unnoticed. And though it’s OK to take time off—especially Sabbath rests—I need to work as if working for the Lord in each and every thing I attempt. I found this quote to help me remember why hard work is the best work. I think Teddy got this one right:
I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life, the life of toil and effort, of labor and strife; to preach that highest form of success which comes, not to the man who desires mere easy peace, but to the man who does not shrink from danger, from hardship, or from bitter toil, and who out of these wins the splendid ultimate triumph.
Work with enthusiasm, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.
Ephesians 6:7 (NLT)