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A Prayer to See Our Purpose in Every Season
By: Alisha Headley

“There is a season for every purpose and a purpose for every season….” (Ecclesiastes 3:1)

I’m not sure what season you are currently walking in right now. Perhaps you are in a season of transition as you are in the process of changing careers. Maybe you are in a season that feels insignificant, taking care of young children or aging parents, and every day feels like Groundhog Day.

Whatever your season, it’s preparing you for the next one. The Bible gives us countless examples of seasons, none of which were never wasted. Some of these seasons might have felt irrelevant, but each season served a significant purpose.

Our beloved Savior, Jesus himself, spent his first 30 years mostly in obscurity. After just a few years of ministry, he was crucified on the cross at age thirty-three. That means he was only walking in his what one might perceive as his calling for a short three years.

The thirty years prior, even though it may have seemed irrelevant or insignificant, was anything but. He was a student and not a teacher. He was following his calling, allowing God to make Him into the man ready to walk in the season ahead of Him. He was exactly where he was supposed to be for those first thirty years, walking in the season He was supposed to be walking in. (Luke 3:23)

What season are you currently in? It may feel like a season that feels as if you have no value. Today’s verse confirms, however, that whatever season you are in serves a purpose. We may not understand the purpose yet, but one day we will.

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Regardless, God wants us to be excellent in the season we are in right now, for there serve a purpose. And just as Jesus showed us as our greatest example, we too, can learn everything God wants us to learn in the current season we are in. These skills He is trying to grow in us, will be used in the next season He’s preparing for us.

Let’s begin to embrace the season we are in. To embrace whatever that small thing that you are doing now that may seem insignificant. God is watching you handle what He’s given you NOW, to make sure you are prepared and ready for the thing that’s NEXT. So embrace and be excellent where you are now as Colossians 3:23 says “…whatever you do, do EVERYTHING whole heartily, as to the Lord…”

Dear God,

We are so thankful that you love us so much to not throw us into a season when we are not equipped for it. Thank you for today’s verse, which reminds us that whatever season we are in, it is serving a purpose. It’s serving a greater purpose, and that’s your purpose.

We may not know your mighty plan, but we trust that you have a plan. Even though the season we are in now doesn’t make sense, or we may feel like what we are doing is nothing of value, it’s preparing us for what you have ahead for us. We trust that and every single day is not wasted in this season as there is something you want to teach us and show us about you.

Thank you that we don’t have to know the reason, but we can trust you, as the author who wrote this story and who knows how the story ends. Prompt us in moments of discouragement or defeat, to remind us that we can do everything and anything with a joyful spirit because we are doing it for you and for your glory. Teach us what you want us to learn in this season, and we commit to being excellent in the season we are in now.

In Jesus’ Name we pray,


Alisha Headley is a writer and speaker who has a desire to meet the everyday woman in her everyday life with biblical truth. Healing from a chapter of life consumed with lies she once believed about herself, she is inspired to point women to Christ to experience the freedom and power to overcome those lies with the truth written in God’s Word. You can follow her blog by visiting her website or connect with her on facebook + instagram.

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