Everything comes at a price. Air Conditioning. Smart Phones. Fast Food. On line Banking. You name it, our lives are filled with things that bring us comfort or make our lives easier. Unfortunately, the price we pay is laziness. Maybe not "sit on the couch in your underwear watching TV all day" laziness but we are a long ways away from being required to hunt and kill our dinner. "Work" has become a relative term instead of an absolute. We may think we "work hard" based on what others are doing around us but how hard are we actually working in all areas of our life ... job, family, relationships, spiritual growth, serving others?
Lord, I am hesitant to ask for your assistance in helping me to understand what "hard work" looks like because I am scared to experience your answer to my prayer so please allow me to realize that I can work harder.