2 Thessalonians 3:3-16
                                                                If a man shall not work.
Paul here is drawing on the parable of the Talents. Matthew 25:14-30.  Before we are even conceived Father has planned out the talents we are to be given.  Years before we are born the structure of what Father is creating is for at the time he set for our beginning and our end on this earth is put in place.  We are given the freedom to choose to follow and obey and see our talents used for his kingdom or not.  I have been told by people I am a great sales guy.  That my friends come from the gift of evangelism.   You see the spiritual talents that we are given also relate directly to our secular work.  The two are inseparable.  My daughters Rachael, Michelle, and Rebecca are all very compassionate people.  They are all working at some level in the medical field.  My Son can be one of the hardest nosed people I have ever seen, he calls a spade a spade.  He is also extremely compassionate to people who find themselves in situation out of their control.  He will give a hand to anyone. Yet he is not going to help a person who will not do something to help them self. Right now his employment is in a field that helps young men who are either emotionally or physically disabled or both.  St Paul was quite emphatic that we must be putting our gifting to work if we are to survive.  The Christ made it clear what Father thinks of people who will not use the gifting he has given in the parable of the talents.  Doors open and doors close, yet the truth of the matter is this. We are commanded to knock on door for Father to open so we can be used in the situation he has set before us to accomplish.  We are to work to support ourselves. As we do this the same gifting we use to support ourselves we can be used in the kingdom to expand it.  Don’t sit on your gifting. Use them. And see Father’s kingdom expanded.
Go in peace