Humans and Their Work

“Some men do their lifework as if every join were stiff with rheumatism, or as if they were exuding some adhesive viscus, making their snail progress as painful as it is slow. Others are somnambulists, looking for something and forgetting what they seek; not able to find their tools; always late, buying their ticket after the ship has already sailed; buying insurance for furniture when their house is in flames, locking their doors after the thief has already come and stolen everything. Beware of imitating any of these. First choose a pursuit, however humble, into which you can rightly throw your energy, and then put into it all your forces without restraint…

Make the most of your time…be methodical…be prompt…be energetic…

There are a good many unfaithful servants about in the world; and if you rebuke them, you receive an answer, “My wages are so poor”; “My spouse takes no interest in me”; “I am treated as a slave”; “I shall leave as soon as I can.” Stop! Who put you where you are? Had Christ anything to do with it? If not, how did you get where you are? If Christ did put you were you are, how dare you leave unless you are sure that He is calling you away? And as for service-why do you serve? For money, or thanks, or habits? No, FOR CHRIST. Then do your best for him. Every room you enter is a room in his kingdom…every act is as closely noticed by him as the breaking of the alabaster box.

On every fragment of your life you may write, “Sacred to the memory of Jesus Christ”…Those who are called as free are slaves to him; and those who are slaves to men are free in him. And all life reaches its true unity and ideal just in so far as he is the Head and Lord.”

-F.B. Meyer