For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. – Psalm 139:13-16 (NIV)
How do you measure success? Who or what are you looking to in order to achieve success? Perhaps you equate success to a specific dollar amount and you’re in hot pursuit of a job that will meet that criteria. Sadly, each job change may have left you feeling more frustrated than the one before. Perhaps with every closed door you have become more and more discouraged by the thought that you will never find your niche.
Unfortunately, many times we allow our desire to make a certain amount of money serve as our driving force. We settle for a job merely because it has the right price tag or the right benefits attached to it. All the while, we neglect the fact that there is a divine purpose that has been woven into our DNA…the coding that holds the answer to a very specific problem in the world. The world awaits your giftedness to bring forth the solution.
Regardless of your occupation, it is important to allow that gift to be utilized right where you are at present…don’t put it on reserve for a more opportune position. As you show God that you can faithfully utilize your gift, even if you get no personal benefit from it, it positions you in a place where God can elevate you to operate within your sweet spot. Remember, success is not tied to a specific salary nor a particular job position. It is tied to living in purpose and on purpose. As you utilize your innate gift to glorify God, personal blessings will naturally flow as a byproduct.
Lord, help me to refrain from looking to the world as the key holder of my success or lack thereof. I realized that greatness was woven into my DNA and it is up to me to look deep within and unlock and unleash my purpose for existence. Thanks for equipping me with everything that I need to cultivate and carry it out.