“Do you worship the work?
… A great number of Christian workers worship their work. The only concern of Christian workers should be their concentration on God… A worker who lacks this serious controlling emphasis of concentration on God is apt to become overly burdened by his work. He is a slave to his own limits, having no freedom of his body, mind or spirit. Consequently he becomes burned out and defeated. There is no freedom and no delight in life at all. His nerves, mind and heart are so overwhelmed that God’s blessing cannot rest on him.”
(From today’s section of ‘My Utmost for His Highest’, Oswald Chambers, which a lovely parishioner gave me for Christmas.)