I know, O LORD, that a man's life is not his own; it is not for man to direct his steps. Correct me, LORD, but only with justice - not in your anger - lest you reduce me to nothing.
I don't know what this prayer means to anyone reading this. But for me, this is the Living Word that revives my soul. It's been so long that I have been toiling to gain employment. My entire being, it seems, is craving to be employed so that this curse (it seems) may be lifted from me. However, I now find myself seeking the approval of men and determining my worth from it. The harder I work - the more frustrated I become. But Jeremiah 10:22-23 tells me that where I end up is not by my own power, but is really impact and result of the Lord's will. It's my responsibility to apply anywhere that I can, but after that I must release the temptation to think that it was my power that will get me employed. I have tried using my power and it has yielded nothing. Instead, I will live out Jeremiah's prayer by allowing Lord to direct my steps, and eventually into employment.