I DO NOT LABOR: I WORK FOR THE GLORY OF GOD AND THE GOOD OF MY FELLOWMAN
Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Matthew 11:28, 30
Today, as metaphysicians we should be clear in our thoughts as to the difference between labor and work. The word “labor” infers drudgery, while the word “work” infers creative activity producing a just and fair profit for all concerned. We are co-workers with God, co-workers with a Mind that knows exactly what to do and how to do it. If we co-operate with the indwelling Presence of this Universal God-Mind, It makes our routine activities creative and joyous experiences. If we condemn our jobs, our employers and our fellow workers, the law of cause and effect can only make our tasks heavier. Jesus said to those who disliked their employment that there was a way of working that was easy and a burden that was light. He told them to come unto his way of thinking and assured them that through this new and creative approach, a healthy change would take place in their business world.
My work in life is to express God and His ideas. I do this joyously and lovingly in my home, my business and all my other activities. I have faith that the life, love and intelligence of Spirit sustains me at every instant. Therefore, I cannot be tired, exhausted or fatigued for within me is the sustaining Power of unlimited Mind. I work with ease, with accuracy and with order. I know that through me God is giving something unusual and valuable into the world. I now release His Mind into the activities of this day. I dedicate and consecrate my thoughts and feelings to the Love of God, the Life of God and the perfect Action of Infinite Mind.
Taken from “Richer Living” by Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker