Your unfailing love is better than life itself;
    how I praise you! Psalm 63:3 (NLT)

It's Monday! Up and at 'em! Time to wake up, work hard and achieve success! Right?

There is nothing wrong with working hard. God himself worked and he is always working to this day. But do you ever feel that maybe what we work for is skewed? While there is nothing wrong with owning things and achieving success, if our only focus is on those things, we can be off-balance.

Ask yourself, are you spending enough time with family and friends? Are you taking time to celebrate life and its blessings? Are you spending enough time resting and enjoying yourself? Are you spending enough time with God?

It is really easy to get to the place where a description of ourselves is "busy." Somehow, I don't think that is how God intended it.  The Bible tells us that work is good but it also tells us to rest and live life well. 

Is your motivation for work balanced? If everything you strive for was taken away and all you had left was your relationship with God, would you be OK? Something to ponder.....