Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
(Dr. Howard Thurman)
Thurman was the first black man to become dean of Marsh Chapel at Boston University (in 1953), and was also a writer and spiritual mentor to Martin Luther King. When we pray for our work
, what we lay our hands and hearts to do, we think about coming alive. We aspire to be in that place were we are fully alive, being everything that God has destined us to be.
May we not do work because we think we ought to. Rather, may we "come alive" and see where that leads us.
This will be different for all of us. It may be that we are currently in a job which does not cause us to come alive, it's more about drudgery than living. Here you may want to ask God for his guidance
. Perhaps there is training or education that you could take that would enable you get to the place you believe God is calling you to?
Further down on this page there is a prayer that may help you at the moment.