In my last post, I started setting the groundwork for teaching on “Your Promotion”. Last week, I was on the road on a ministry trip and had a major computer issue before leaving, so I was not able to send this out; but I am back and away we go!
While away on my trip, I spoke at a youth service in CA on the very topic of Promotion. One thing we must realize about our promotion, is that we have already received the greatest promotion possible on this earth when we made Jesus our Lord. Nothing else can compare to that, but yet many times it’s the least of our focus. The benefits are beyond anything this world could EVER offer or dream of offering and they are eternal! YES, ETERNAL!!! Now I am not saying we should not want promotion in our lives. We live in a world where many people compromise their character to climb the ladder of success only to find that their time at the top is only temporary. I believe that what we compromise to get, we will have to compromise to keep. But through God, success and promotion in this world does not need to come through compromise. His favor can and will open doors no man can shut.
To receive God’s level of promotion, we must have faith and fullness of trust in Him but also walk in excellence in all that we do. Colossians 3:23 (AMP) “Whatever may be your task, work at it heartily (from the soul), as [something done] for the Lord and not for men” . I can hear it now, “I am not going to serve that man or woman like that!” If that’s your heart and level of service, then you have compromised your character. The Bible says in Genesis 1 that we are “made in His image” and if that is true, which it is, then we also have His character. If promotion is not based on character along with ability, then the return on the promotion is not going to be all it should be. Even on the job, I would rather it be God who opens the door for promotion instead of me and my works, because it takes an eternal place in my life if it is from Him.
So the end result of this is, if we don’t make life about us but instead make it about Him and live according to Kingdom design, then promotion and success will come! If you have not yet seen it, be patient and realize that God is not on your time schedule but you are to be on His. Until next time, keep reaching forward!
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