Escaping from Work

I certainly realize that escapism is more of a topic than a specific workplace issue, but after reflecting on this in my own life, I realized that it has implications that manifest itself in specific ways regarding the workplace. It has for me.

Now, there is a difference between taking a break and escaping or avoiding. We all work hard at our jobs, and it is totally appropriate to take a break from the hard work every now and then. We are still commanded to rest. This is not what I am referring to. I am referring to the deliberate avoidance of dealing with workplace obligations or circumstances.

As a result of our original sin, we were cursed with the fact that work, in general, will be difficult (Genesis 3:17-19). Dealing with our own sin or the sins of others is mentally, emotionally. and physically exhausting.

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Keith Daniels
Former HR Executive, Small Business Owner, Directional Pastor, Member and Secretary of the Board of Trustees – The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY