Book of Nehemiah = Book of Revival
Nehemiah was a cup bearer for the King of Persia. God later used Nehemiah to lead a group of Jews to rebuild the city walls of Jerusalem. Before your promotion, God equips you and gives you the experience you need to succeed at the next level.
It was Nehemiah’s experience in the Persian court that equipped him for the political and physical reconstruction of Jerusalem. Without it, he would never have been ready to take on such a task.
Just as God blessed Nehemiah with promotion after being a humble servant, He also wants to bless you. Perhaps you have been waiting for your promotion for 10, 15 or 20 years now and you’re ready to see movement.
It is God’s heart to promote you, but you need the following keys to receive your promotion.
Keys to Your Promotion:
1. Your passions and dreams need to align with God’s.
2. Your promotion is not about the position.
3. Your promotion comes from God, nobody else!
Align Your Passions
When your passion matches God’s passion for a job or position, you will receive your promotion. This means that you have to have God’s heart and mind when it comes to the position you want.
Whatever the position you’re seeking, your heart’s desires need to meet the will of God. When that happens, it all falls into place in God’s perfect timing.
God is Interested in Your Impact
God doesn’t care about the actual position itself but more so your testimony. By focusing on a title, you will miss opportunities along the way to make an impact. Sometimes those very opportunities are the open doors to your promotion.
Know Who Promoted You
You become humbler when you know that your promotion only comes from God. When you receive the promotion despite the obstacles and trials, that shows character. Never seek promotion from man, but from God. Abide in God and walk in His will to see His favor in your life.
“He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.”
God builds your character and prepares you for the promotion. He’s training you right now where you are. Don’t seek earthly promotion, but Godly promotion. Your talents and gifts alone cannot promote and sustain you. You need God’s help.
How To Recognize Your Promotion:
Sometimes opportunities may seem like a promotion, when in reality they are a demotion because they’re not from God. Whenever you seek God’s vision and passion, you receive your promotion.
Prayer for Next Level Promotion:
Dear Lord Jesus,
I humbly come before you now. Forgive me for doing things on my own and for seeking earthly promotion, instead of your promotion. I surrender my dreams and plans to you and I speak your perfect will over my life. In Jesus Name.
Take me where you need me to be. Give me your heart and passion for the things you need me to do. I trust you and your leading, Lord. I want to bring you glory in everything that I put my hands to. Come and have your way in my life. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.
Scriptures to Mediate On:
He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding.
No one from the east or the west or from the desert can exalt themselves. It is God who judges: He brings one down, he exalts another.
1 Peter 5:6-7
Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.
…you, O LORD, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head.
May he grant you your heart’s desire and fulfill all your plans!
Let the lowly brother boast in his exaltation, and the rich in his humiliation, because like a flower of the grass he will pass away.
But as for me, I trust in You, O Lord; I say, “You are my God.” My times are in Your hand;
Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.
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