“I DON’T FEEL LIKE WORKING”

“I don’t feel like working today, dad.”

This is what my daughter told us last night during our dinner at home.

My 14 year old daughter recently landed a dubbing job for a Spanish telenovela.  Her job is to dub a young girl’s voice from Spanish to English. What she gets for an hour per week amounts to what a minimum wage worker gets for a whole day. This is indeed a blessing.

But because she is doing 300 episodes, it does come to a point that the experience gets old and the work becomes routinary.

Here are a few things Jenn and I told her.

1. Work is a blessing. Getting fruit from your labor is even an additional blessing.
As a young girl, earning what you get to earn is favor from God.

2. Learning the value and dignity of work is a lesson you can’t pick up in school.
Until you actually do it, reading and hearing about it is merely intellectual assent.

3. God blesses us to be a blessing. Maybe there is a reason why God wants to bless you. When you allow yourself to be His channel, you will find that God will add more. If we are faithful in a little, God gives us more. It’s a Scriptural principle. And it’s timeless.

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might. (Ecclesiastes 9:10)

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