But maybe both of those views fall short of how God wants us to view life. He built right into creation a pattern of work and rest. Both the weekend and the work week are the real life God has designed for us. So at this moment whether you've been in your cubicle for 10 hours today or changing dirty diapers and planning the menu for the week or lying on a beach and eating out,
this is real life. You're living it. 1 Corinthians 10:31 reminds us, "So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God." And Colossians 3:17 "And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him." So work hard to God's glory! Enjoy your vacation for his praise!
And above all, remember that this world is not our home; we're just passing through. As we walk through this life, we have our eyes fixed on the goal which is eternal life in the presence of God. That is real life, and that is why Jesus came. John 10:9-10, "I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved [eternal life] and will go in and out and find pasture [this present life]...I came that they may have life and have it abundantly." Are you living the real life? It's found in Christ now and for eternity.