The Easy Way Out Is Always Easy, But It Ain’t Always Best

I wish everything were easy. I wish we didn’t have to work for anything, and we could just have fun all the time.

I don’t like work. I really never have. School work, house work, yard work, working out, practicing, discipline. I don’t like any of those things. I only want to do things that come to me easily.

If only that’s how life worked. If only my life was one big Leave It To Beaver episode, and I was more like June Cleaver. Wouldn’t life be swell! BUT IT’S NOT!

My life is more like an episode of I Love Lucy, (minus the twin beds) where something is always going wrong. Lucy was always trying to finagle her way out of some situation, or either trying to get something she didn’t need. Makes for funny tv, but sucky reality.

Reality means, if you want something you’ll work hard to get it. And not only that, when you’re working hard, you’ll do it with joy, knowing that the end results will be worth all the hard work.

It took me a while to figure all that out. I wish I had all the time back that I wasted trying to find the “easy” way out of doing things.

Now, when I work, I try to do it as if doing it for The Lord, and not man. I don’t always succeed, but ultimately, that’s the goal I want to achieve. I don’t want to cheat myself out of the rewards that come from working hard for something. Most of all I want to be the person God created me to be, and that requires work. But since it’s yucky out today, can I just stay home and nap?

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Colossians 3:23-24

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