Often in life we desire to move forward up the ladder of success. Sometimes desiring the results without desiring to do the work! As believers we work differently than people of the world to achieve success. The word of God tells us in Psalms 75:6-7:
For promotion 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.
Our promotion is based on a willingness to believe God’s purpose for our lives. We demonstrate our belief based on our obedience to His will. Jesus revealed in John 6:38, “For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.” Jesus knew that His ability to get results was reliant on His desire to do God’s will even up to the cross. In Luke 22:42 Jesus prayed saying, “Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.” Jesus is not the only one called to endure a cross. Jesus tells His followers in Mark 8:38 “When He had called the people to Himself, with His disciples also, He said to them, “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.”
There are two ways we can deny ourselves. We can deny ourselves in the flesh (temporary desires) and go after God’s will for our lives or we can deny ourselves in the Holy Spirit (eternal desires) and go after our own will. That is why they call it “freewill”. My prayer is that you choose God’s will, God’s way. When you choose God’s will God’s way you are choosing His blessing and abundant life. You and I both are going to have to labor for it by believing and trusting God’s will. We have to be positioned to hear God’s will by releasing our own agenda and embracing His will for our lives. The great news is He gives us the true desires of our heart, when we have been prepared by Him to receive it. What the Lord gives no man can take away. Our work, which is our belief starts with renewing our mind with God’s word as referenced in Romans 12:2 and be ready to believe what God reveals by doing it.
The daily devotional I provide on this online publication will help you prepare for the promotion He has already prepared for you. I provide additional resources for the women who are members of the VWL Community. Become a member and join us for a 40 day Spiritually Fit For Life Empowerment Journey where we focus on strengthening the whole person to awaken our awareness of the fulfillment of God’s promises in our relationships, health, career and lifestyle of true worship.