“I have brought You glory on earth by completing the work You gave Me to do.”  (John 17:4, NIV)


The Lord has revealed to us that the number one thing we are to do is love the Lord our God with all our heart and to love our neighbor as ourselves. His wish is for us to know Him and the power of His resurrection. These mandates deal with our relationship with Him. The fruit of this relationship must then result in our glorifying Him by completing the work He has given each of us to do. It will become a by-product of this relationship, not an end in itself.

What is the work God has called you to do? Jesus never did anything the Father had not instructed Him to do. He lived in such communion with the Father that He knew when to turn to the left and when to turn to the right. Is it possible to have such a relationship with our heavenly Father? I think that if it weren’t, He would not have given us such an example.

“Call to Me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know” (Jeremiah 33:3, NIV). What has He called you to do? Perhaps you are called to be the best CPA in your city or the best advertising executive or the best office worker or assembly line person in your company. Whatever work He has called you to do, He will use you as His instrument to do something that He has uniquely prepared you to do.

When our life is complete, what a glorious day it will be if we can each say, “I have completed the work You gave me to do.” This will have brought great glory to Him.

Enjoy your day, “Working for Christ!”

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This devotional was written by Os Hillman, founder of Marketplace Leaders (marketplaceleaders.org). Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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  1. garden2day Says:

    What a testament this is. 🙂 Take care and be well! 😀


  2. Jeremiah 33:3 This is one of my favorite verses of scripture. 🙂 Kenny T


  3. Annie B Says:

    Thanks Dave – this motivates and inspires me – I have TONS to do this week before my last day at the night job on Friday – pray for the Lord to give me the energy to go along with the attitude. 🙂


  4. Enid Says:

    Howdy! This blog post couldn’t be written any better! Going through this article reminds me of my previous roommate! He always kept talking about this. I most certainly will forward this post to him. Pretty sure he’s going to have a very
    good read. Thanks for sharing!


    • Dave Boller Says:

      Thanks for stopping by, Enid. And thanks for the comment. I’m glad this post had special meaning for you. Hope to see you again soon. God bless! 🙂 Dave


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