2 Corinthians 3:17
17 Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
18 But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as [a]by the Spirit of the Lord.
Today’s Inspiration: 2 Corinthians 3:17. Now the Lord is the Spirit. Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. Freedom is not the absence of bondages, it is the liberty to pursue all that we were created to be. True liberty is the freedom to pursue our purpose unhindered.
We always have the impression that labor means toil. Toil actually deprives us of who we are and saps our energy and life out of us. Labor on the other hand is the work of freedom that regenerates our soul. Many want to get into business but not all are called for business so they have strife and get into bondage again when Christ has set us free. Galatians 5:1. Business is also a calling of the Lord who have given us instructions of the purpose why such business is to be set up. More than being created for labor, man was created to have special relationship with God, which is more fundamental to who we are than what we do. Without that relationship our soul is empty.
We should never get back to the plough but to a newly created assignment God has for us. We must move with the cloud of His presence. We must labor in harmony with the environment. If you are called to business, you will not strife. He will send people to help you achieve.
Relationship with God is key whether you are employee or owner of business. Paul wrote in Colossians 3:23-24 whatever you do, you must work heartily for the Lord whether as an employer or employee rather than for men knowing that from the Lord you receive the reward of inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve. If you adopt this principle, you will not toil but labor with joy.
With freedom comes responsibility. You are accountable to God for what you labor for and the steward of His resources. All labor needs to have the partnership with the Holy Spirit so you will not toil but labor with love till you hear appraisal at judgement day the reward of good and faithful servant. God be praised!