Today, I want to show you the purpose of God behind delayed promotion.
1.That God allows your promotion to be delayed (like Joseph for two years) is to purify your motives. God wants you to have right motive for whatever He is offering you.
2.To test your inner attitudes and values. There are some tests that God allows to come your way to see whether you are ready for promotion.
3.To allow for development and maturity of character. For example, If God allows the delay of the promotion into higher dimensions of the anointing of a minister, it is so that the message he will give can be fully born.
4. He allows the delay of our promotion so that we can submit our own will to His will. However long it takes you to submit your will, that’s how long your promotion will be delayed. When Jesus was in the garden of Gethsemane, He prayed and the Father said no, this is my will and He said not as I will but as you will. So, He brings us to a place that our will is submitted.
5.Sometimes, when you have wrong vision in your hearts God will allow your promotion to be delayed so that that vision can die.
6.When we are going about our promotion in man’s own way and not God’s own way, God allows delay. God knows exactly what success and promotion will do to you. If it will do something wrong to you, God will delay it until you get it right.
7.For the development of true humility. Unless true humility is developed in you, you won’t be able to handle serious promotions.
PRAYER: Lord, I receive divine awareness to your involvement in my life and I choice to cooperate with them, have your way and have your say in Jesus’ name.
Bible in a year: Job 23:1-27:23, 2 Corinthians 1:12-2:11, Psalm 41:1-13, Proverbs 22:5-6