Man never needs to seek employment, because God is forever employing or using His offspring to express His own intelligent activity and plan. The Apostle Paul set forth this fact and its effect on mankind when he wrote (Phil. 2:13), "It is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure."

Love does not create capriciously; every idea in God's creation has a divine purpose. And He does not neglect any portion of it or permit any of it to fall into disuse. Every flower of the field is formed with some beneficent purpose. Then surely God could never conceive of man as unemployed or wrongly employed. On the contrary, God is the infinite giver of spiritual and fruitful ideas; and because the continuous utilization of these ideas constitutes being employed, employment is spontaneous and ever unfolding, never static, hackneyed, or subject to diminution or curtailment. True employment never begins and never ends. As we realize that ability and opportunity are coordinate ideas of God, always complementing each other, we shall prove that they are omnipresent.

Actually, each individual has a perfect employment relationship with his Maker which is currently operating, which God provides, and in which man serves. Therefore the real man is employed in an unlimited sphere and tenure, working under the government of Principle throughout eternity. His working conditions are ideal. He is occupied in joint employment, for, together with other ideas, he is engaged in expressing brotherly love and manifesting true supply. The endeavor to demonstrate these truths demands our full effort, and there can be no profit from any lesser employment. Divine Mind appoints and promotes, and one should never look merely to human personality for appointment, right remuneration, and advancement.

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