Today Was Labor Day

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Did you know that Americans eat 811 hotdogs a second between Memorial Day and Labor Day?

Labor Day was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century and became a federal holiday in 1894. In the 1800s the average American worked 12-hours a day, 7 days a week to make a living. Children worked in factories earning a pennies compared to an adults wage.

Colossians 3:23 Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,

Hard work has been the secret of success since the Garden of Eden.  So how can you be successful?

Know why you work.  

As followers of Jesus, we work in such a way as to give honor to Jesus.  That means we do not cheat, steal from our employer.  We do our best job at all times, and we give it our all.  

Work to achieve not to possess. 

Some people work hard to possess the world around them.  You cannot make enough money or own enough stuff to feel satisfied.  Therefore, you will always be in want.  Work to achieve what you need. 

Your identity is in Christ, not in your career.  

Who you are is determined by your Creator.  You may be a lawyer or a cab driver.  But before God, you will be His child and follower.  Follow your purpose, not your occupation. 

Work hard and do your best.  No, perfection isn't the goal here - but a job well done can give you great satisfaction. 

PRAY:  Dear Jesus, help me to work hard today.  AMEN