Thursday, June 17, 2021

Promotion Comes From God

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Psalms 75:6-7 (NKJV) For exaltation comes neither from the east Nor from the west nor from the south.But God is the Judge: He puts down one, And exalts another.


Since Emeka knew he could not do the unrighteous things his colleagues were doing to lobby for the new post everyone wanted, he decided he was not going to be disappointed or sad if he did not get the job.

He was the best at what he did, but at that point, being the best wasn’t all it took to get the job.

As he read the Bible one evening, it occurred to him that he could simply pray and ask God for the promotion. He remembered that promotion does not come from the east nor from the west (your span of achievements) nor from the south (your location or where you come from), but it comes from God. As soon as he finished praying, he knew he was going to get the promotion. The next weeks to come, things played out in his favor and he got the job.

Do you seek to be promoted? Stop trusting in the arm of flesh and in human maneuvers, but trust in God. Remember that promotion comes from God. You can simply ask Him for your promotion. He loves it when we ask Him in faith for the things we want.

If a man gets his own promotion by human maneuvers, it is because a man who God wants to promote is not in the picture.

Go into today knowing that if God promotes you, no one can demote you. If He opens a door, no one can close it (see Rev 3:7). Remember that the greatest exaltation anyone can receive is the one that sets him up for eternal glory with Christ.

—Abraham Damilola Arigi

Bible in One Year: II Corinthians 6-8 (In Devotional Audio)
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