“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)