A Prayer for Our Purpose
By Meg Bucher
“I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted.” Job 42:2 ESV
God created humanity in His image. He knit each of us in our mother’s womb, and has given each of us a specific purpose. There is no one exactly like another. And yet, we often stretch our necks to compare what others are doing or dreaming of doing with their lives. We have to remember this truth: someone else’s calling doesn’t strip any value from our own.
The Voice paraphrase translates Job 42:2 as, “I know You can do everything; nothing You can do can be foiled or frustrated.”
The NIV Study Bible Notes explain, “Job finally sees that God and His purposes are supreme.”
God called us to take care of each other, the earth, and all of the wildlife in it. That takes a lot of jobs, not just a direct call to ministry as a pastor, speaker, missionary, etc. Our Father in heaven works through all types of professions and callings to minister to the human heart with His Love.
We are capable of nothing good without God, through Christ Jesus. Once we bump into Christ on the road of our lives, it’s hard not to drop everything and follow Him… and when we do, we find true satisfaction in His will for our lives.
Jesus, our Savior, may the moment we met You remain on the top of our minds. Soften our hearts to Your call more each day. Grow us in Your wisdom, and teach us to adopt Your perspective. Help us to submit our worries, comparison, jealousy, bitterness, and envy to You each and every day in exchange for a fresh vision of Your will for our lives.
Day by day, you are making us new. We struggle so much to live day by day! We want to know how the story ends, and if we will achieve what we set out to. Increase our trust in You, Christ Jesus, to lead us each day, giving us what we need to be prepared to love the other people You have placed in our lives.
Make us noticers of Your handiwork, God, of Your creation. Bless those called to care for the earth, working to protect and care for plants and protecting forests and grasslands.
Bless the ones You purpose to care for the seas and the life teaming in those waters. Every creature You have put on earth matters deeply to You, but none more than us. It’s hard to believe, sometimes, we have been created in Your image!
Thank You for the opportunity to live our lives within the love of Christ, where we wake each day to a fresh blessing of grace and forgiveness. Amplify Your voice above all others, God. We pray Your will over our lives …over what we want to be when we grow up. Let Your will reign paramount in our plans, today and always.
In Jesus’ Name,
Meg Bucher writes about everyday life within the love of Christ as an author, freelance writer and blogger at Sunny&80. Her first book, “Friends with Everyone,” is available on amazon.com. She earned a Marketing/PR degree from Ashland University, but stepped out of the business world to stay at home and raise her two daughters. Besides writing, she has led a Bible Study for Women and serves as a Youth Ministry leader in her community. She lives in Northern Ohio with her husband, Jim, and two daughters.
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