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And there you shall eat before the Lord your God, and you shall rejoice in all to which you put your hand, you and your households, in which the Lord your God has blessed you. Deut 12:7 AMPC
You have conferred prosperity and happiness upon him in the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land. Job 1: 10b AMPC
How many of us can truly say that we enjoy our work? That going to work makes us happy? How many look forward to going to work every day? In the process of becoming ‘responsible adults’ and ‘productive members of society’, many of us let go of the desire to enjoy what we do all day. Many of us resigned ourselves to simply being grateful for a job that allows us to pay the bills. But happiness, enjoyment and fulfillment? Most people figure it just isn’t in the cards for them.
How saddening it must be to God to watch His children mechanically drone through life with no excitement, no sparkle in their eyes. Don’t you think God wants you to experience the joy He did when He created the world? When He was finished, He looked at His work and said, “It is good!”. Most of us don’t even want to remember our work after we leave for the day. Imagine what a reflection of the heart of God it would be to do what you love and love what you do!
Asking God to prosper you, to bless you with more – anyone can do that. But to believe God for joy in everything you put your hands to? That’s next level prayer. To begin to seek God and to inquire of Him about why you’re really here? He would love to tell you! Because He delights in seeing you live out the purpose for which you were born. That is where true prosperity and happiness meet. That is life’s sweet spot where you work, not only for money but because there’s nothing else you’d rather do. Because you rejoice in a job well done in the thing you enjoy. You revel in operating as God intended and in doing so, glorifying Him with every minute of your day.
That is my prayer for us all today. I pray for you to get God’s vision for your life. A glimpse of the grand scheme of things God has in store for you. I pray God would show you how to participate in His plan for your life. It’s the only way you’ll truly enjoy it. I pray that He would activate dreams in your heart and open doors for you to live those dreams. That you would find joy and happiness in living out the dream God had when He brought you into being. I pray that your pocket would prosper, but more so that your heart would be full of joy totally unrelated to money. I pray that you will one day wake up and be amazed that this is your life. And may it be more wonderful than you ever dreamed.