Prayer to discover true purpose on earth

by Sue
(West Mids UK)

I have just returned to work following my maternity leave, and have a wonderful baby girl and husband, who I am so blessed by. Having been a workaholic all my (working) life, having a child has made me realise just what is important, and it is my family above all else. However although I enjoy my job, I don't feel fulfilled by it, and I am sure that there is something that I am supposed to be doing instead. I realise how very lucky I am to have a stable job, and feel guilty that I feel this way when there are so many for whom their job hangs in the balance, or are out of work. However I feel there is something more that I should be doing - maybe alongside my "real job" - I am not sure, but it would be nice to be able to go to work each day feeling true joy at going (or am I just asking for way too much?)

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I would like help to discover just what it is that God intends me to do on earth in my working life. And once discovered, the way to that path.

My family and home life are deeply fulfilling, and I pray for my family every day, especially my little baby.

Please pray for me to find the path that God intends me for, and pray for all those unfortunate people without work who probably think I am really ungrateful, I am not, I am just not very happy in my work life.

Or maybe its having to leave my daughter to go to work that is the problem! Anyway, please pray for me for answers and guidance.

Bless you all.

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Aug 18, 2012
I understand
by: Anonymous

I am single and historically workaholic out of strong values and partly fear of failure, (especially in this economy). I understand what you mean about being grateful. I am truly grateful to have a good job and feel selfish when I am unhappy with my work.

Forgive me for being presumptuous and perhaps it's not my place to say but perhaps you have a job that isn't distracting right now so that you can focus more fully on your family. Perhaps you have a coworker whose life you are supposed to positively influence before you move on. Perhaps a new career will come to you in the coming months or year at exactly the right time.

I will pray that everything will become clear to you and that we will both find a job or a passion outside of work that make us want to jump out of bed in the morning!

God bless you for your gratefulness.

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