We all want to be successful in our work. Your office may be downtown or just inside your front door. Your work clothes may be an elegant suit or ragged jeans and a stained t-shirt. You may be paid in cash or with crayon drawings and sticky kisses. It doesn't really matter because none of these things alone makes us successful in the work place.
The amazing truth is that more than we want to know God's plan for our life- He wants us to know it and stands ready to guide us. God always reveals His plan to an obedient and seeking heart. Are you willing to do whatever God asks you to do?
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord. "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
God has a unique plan or "recipe" for each one of us. Our greatest opportunity for success is to live that plan. I believe God tucks into our very soul a discontentment with anything but His life "recipe". If we approach each day searching for His handprints in every situation, choosing to walk in obedience to HIs Word, we will surely find ourselves right in the middle of God's purpose and plan.
As I read about success in my devotion last week I felt encouraged that God does want me to succeed. I may have those days where I feel defeated and think that everyone else around me is doing so much more than I can ever do. I just have to remember to focus fully on what He wants me to do and that's where my success will come from.