These days I have received the next question from a young reader of the portal Moldova Creștină
My house is big and there is much work to be done. How should I act when my mother sends me to work, but I can not have the wish to work by any means?
This problem is faced not only by children, but also by mature people. That’s why, in this article I come with some practical advice for those who want to defeat laziness and become hardworking people, that are useful to others.
Learn from the hardworking people
Follow their example. Don’t look at those who don’t want to work and don’t consider them happy. Sometimes, sluggards try to make profit on the hardworking people, and they don’t do their work, so that the diligent people may do it. Don’t be deceived by their attitude and don’t learn such an attitude. Inversely, look at the hardworking people and learn the diligence from them. Here is what the Scriptures says:
Go to the ant, O sluggard, observe her ways and be wise, which, having no chief, officer or ruler, prepares her food in the summer and gathers her provision in the harvest. How long will you lie down, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep? ”A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest”– Your poverty will come in like a vagabond and your need like an armed man. (Proverbs 6:6–11)(NASB)
Hardworking people don’t wait for somebody to ask them to work and they don’t work only then when they are supervised. The work is a pleasure for them and they do it qualitatively. If you want to be a happy man, try to do your job well. If you live in a big house, this means that your parents are hardworking people, who take care of you. Learn from them and every time you are asked to do a job, do it with delight.
Work so, that you may serve others and bring joy to the people
The only possibility to have delight in whatever you do, is to do that thing with love, to bring joy to other people. So, when your mother asks you to work, think at the quantity of the work that she and your father do. They work with delight because they love you, your brothers and sisters and they want to make you feel good in their care and love. If you think in the same way and of you want to show love for your parents and for your brothers daily, the work will become a delight. And then, if there live a lot of people in a big house, and if all of them work and serve one another, it is very much joy and the work is not only for one or two persons.
Learn diligence, because this will make you happy and able to make happy your parents, your future family and all people which God will give you the opportunity to serve to.
Translated by Djugostran Felicia