Work is not a curse. God put man to work in the garden before the fall and the curse. While God appreciates the need for rest (He rested on the seventh day of creation) a life of leisure is not a biblical concept. We were designed to work, to create, to maintain. Jesus learned a trade as a carpenter and he chose working men as His disciples. God desires that we show excellence in all we do and that our hard work should be a positive reflection on Him.