If work is about trying to prove yourself, you’ll never be really content or happy with it. But if it’s about diligently trying to bring beauty out of and order to creation? That’s something you can live with.
In short, if your work is your identity, you’ll end up paralyzed or miserable. But if it’s a vocation, it can be rewarding and meaningful.
Work can’t bear the weight of your heart. It wasn’t meant to.
The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.
From Genesis 2
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
From Matthew 11