If any of the following negative concepts of promotion is operating in your life or this is your own idea of promotion, then you will experience what is called delayed promotion.
1.When you think that promotion comes because of what you do and not because of what you are.
What you are is more important to God than what you do. In fact, you are more important to God than your work. I am operating in the ministerial setting and my calling in life is in the spiritual realm that is where He has assigned ministry to me. Some of you may be assigned ministry in the medical field, ministry in the social field or financial field. Ministry is anything that is meeting needs that is divinely assigned to you.
So, thinking promotion by what I do and not what I am; this is the problem of many people. God is committed to what you are and He wants you to be the right person where you are going.
2. That promotion comes from the leadership and so you begin to please men and not God and you begin to play politics. Men can’t lift you by themselves. If God has not said so and they do, they will do it at the cost of your soul. Only God lifts a man. The bible says promotion cometh not from the east or west.
So, don’t think that promotion comes from men. That’s what the world is built around; pleasing men so that they can help you. No, promotion comes from God. “For promotion cometh neither from the east nor from the west but God is the judge, He puts down one and set up another.” And if God sets you up, you cannot be upset.
PRAYER: Lord, baptize me with the hunger and thirst to pursue my purpose for life and destiny and fulfill it in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Bible in a year: Job 16:1-19:29, 1 Corinthians 16:1-24, Psalm 40:1-10, Proverbs 22:1