How To Get Promoted

Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.

— James 4:10

 Are you fed up of being in the same level? Do you think your gifts and callings aren’t being used to their full potential? Have you been frustrated that the leaders in your life have not seen the vision God has given you? Let me remind you of one little scripture found in Psalm 75:6-7 “For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.”

You will die in frustration looking to be “found out”. I’ve met so many wonderfully anointed and gifted people in my travels. Many of them have such incredible potential but remain in the same place for years! To their own demise, they look to a person to get their “breakthrough.” God never said, “make your case before men and convince them to hire you” or “look onto man for your way towards destiny.” The Word of God says that promotion comes from GOD!

So what’s the key element for promotion? Staying humble! If you’ve been called into ministry, this is especially for you. There’s nothing more humbling than to be called to the Work of the Lord. Who are we in comparison to Him? Did we make the world in 6 days? Do we know the amount of hair on our head? He’s the creator and maker of the whole universe and He’s called us to do His work?! Amazing. So why be frustrated? Why try to take matters into our own hands? If God called you, He’ll make a way— but you must look onto HIM! 

Humble defined is “Lowly; modest; meek; submissive; opposed to proud, haughty, arrogant or assuming. In an evangelical sense, having a low opinion of one's self, and a deep sense of unworthiness in the sight of God.” Are you there yet? If you think you’re the next Beyonce or the next best preacher this world has ever heard, you’re missing it! Don’t do things to esteem yourself or your talents, GIVE GOD THE GLORY! 

If you continue to look for people’s approval, you’ll fall prey to their criticism. If you look to God to promote you (staying teachable and submissive), you’ll never care about the opinions of man! When you develop that confidence, there won’t be anything that stops you from accomplishing God’s will for your life. When you rely on God, He’ll take you where no man has ever gone or could ever take you! Don’t allow pride to set in, get rid of it once and for all! (Proverbs 11:2)