No doubt you are like me in that work can often take over!
Revelation 3 v 17 – 19 does give us some guidance as to the right balance one should adopt if walking with the Lord as a Christian.
We read: Because you say, “I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing”—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked. I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent.
God is willing to go to great lengths to get our attention and get us to turn so that we will buy gold refined in the fire, get proper white garments, and anoint our eyes with eye salve. He is trying to get us to repent which is what chastening is all about.
The Laodicean chap has the same problem. He is blind to God at work in his life and in the lives of others. Why? Because he is busy doing something else. The Laodicean is not lazy; he is instead distracted with busyness, with this world, with getting ahead in life, with everything else rather than what he should be involved in—the things of God.
So the balance is to work as effectively as we can but not to lose the balance of the things of God. Do we fall for the trap after a good days work, pay day has come and all is well in the world by saying contentedly ” ahh, lovely, I have need of nothing”? May be if I say this I need to re calibrate my life!