How To Find Accomplishment In Work

I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do. And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed. — John 17:4-5

In his prayer, Jesus is discipling us. We get to listen in to an intimate conversation the Son has with the Father, which is a tell-all moment. He discloses a couple of facets of his purpose and mission. Facet one: He is now at the point of accomplishing his mission and work. Facet two: This accomplishment comes with an increasing and infinite glorification.

I think every man wants this same experience in their time on this earth. We want to give our lives to a meaningful mission and purposeful work. One that fully exhausts our skills, gifts, and capabilities. We want work that centers on a worthy mission and results in a feeling of accomplishment and glory. Even Jesus understood this and enjoyed this, as we read here.

But note this about Jesus's work. God determined it. And he submitted to his will so that all glory was God's in the end.

And this is what most men fail to understand about their time on earth. The greatest fulfillment and sense of accomplishment in this life is not work done using our talents, gifts, and abilities for our mission and glory. But instead, work done stewarding the talents, gifts, and abilities given to us by God for his mission and his ever-increasing glory. The great fulfillment of you has nothing to do with you. It has everything to do with God. His mission for you. His design of you. His glory through you.

So, if you are feeling less than accomplished in the work you are doing, which one of these is focused more on you than on God:

  • The application of your talents, gifts, and abilities?
  • The purpose and mission of your work?
  • The glory that they seek?

If one needs addressing, address it. Know this: the greatest sense of accomplishment you will ever know is what Jesus talked about right here. It's a life of work fully aligned with God's mission for his glory.


  1. Take a moment to assess your current work or mission in life. Are you approaching it with the mindset of glorifying yourself or seeking personal accomplishment, or are you genuinely stewarding your talents and abilities for God's mission and His glory? Reflect on any changes you might need to make to align your work more closely with God's purpose.
  2. Consider the purpose and mission of your work. Do you believe it reflects God's will and aligns with His plans for you? If not, how can you adjust your focus and efforts to ensure that your work becomes a means of glorifying God and contributing to His mission?

DO THIS: Get aligned, work hard, and be accomplished.

PRAY THIS: Father, grant us the wisdom and strength to align our work and mission with Your divine purpose, just as Jesus did, so that our efforts may bring glory to Your name and fulfill the mission You have entrusted to us. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.

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11 thoughts on “How To Find Accomplishment In Work

  1. hank cunel says:

    both tears and prayers for LucasArts his family..A gentle reminder that his little angel is at now at the house and table of our lord

  2. Tim H. Richfield, PA says:

    Brother Lucas, we are praying diligently for you and your family! I pray that God provides you and your family comfort during this such difficult time. I know we prayed very hard for healing when we first heard of this situation and I trust God will use this loss for His glory. Just hang on the power of our heavenly father and trust Him.

  3. Dennis says:

    Father God, I lift up Lucas and his family during this sorrowful time. Lord, please let them feel Your presence and provide them all comfort and peace. I pray that Lucas keeps focus on You God and leans into You. Father , please surround Lucas and his family with an over abundance of loving friends.

  4. gonzalo correa says:

    Heavenly Father, we all come as one to pray for Lucas and family for the loss of their child. Even this You will use for your Glory. We pray you bring them from grieving, morning to joy, comfort, and peace that can only be found in You alone. Thank You for answering and already working on this even before this even happened. We love you and praise Your Name Jesus. Amen.

  5. Ruben T Garcia Sr says:

    Lucas, I pray that you see God at work through all this, I cannot imagine the grief and hurt you are going through, But I will keep and your family in my prayers as you lean on the Lord for healing and guidance. God Bless all of you. Be assured your Church family stands with you.

  6. Marko says:

    Thank you Brother Vince for this timely devotion. Having retired at the end of last year after more than 40 years in a busy field of work, I go through times of missing the work and being glad I am no longer tied to it. God has a plan for me and He gave me the priorities of faith, family, and freedom. It now includes daily focused prayer with my wife and taking care of our 2 (soon to be 3) grandchildren. God has shown us that the freedom aspect does not necessarily mean helping political candidates get elected but perhaps is more tied to our faith and telling and showing through our lives how to live a life in deep relationship with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit to be truly free. Your devotions are very helpful to me to keep my face set like flint on my priorities. Thank you Brother and may He continue to protect and bless you and your family!

  7. Greg says:

    Words escape me in how to give words of comfort. I cannot imagine your loss.
    I know that Abba Father lost His son too, and hope in Him is the only way forward.
    But today, I am sorry

    God bless your family

  8. David Denowski says:

    Lucas, I pray that God will provide you comfort as only He can during this season of grief.

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