Meaning or Mission
It's not enough that I get busy or have work to do. It isn't enough to just enjoy myself in what I do. I want to have some meaning in my life and I want all my activities to furnish that meaning. The apostle Paul writes, "Whatever you do, work at it with your whole heart, not unto men, but do it unto God ..." (Colossians 3:23). Since I've got to work with my whole heart as unto God, I therefore need to find something that drives me on with a kind of sacrificial, burning passion. For artists, there's the saying, "Suffer for your art." But for me, as a believer, the saying is "Suffer for your Lord." That applies both in adversity and prosperity, in good times and bad times. If you know what I mean.