If any of negative concepts of promotion below is operating in your life or any of these form your idea of promotion, then you are going to experience delayed promotion:
1. When you think that promotion comes because of what you do and not because of what you are: What you are is more important to God than what you do. In fact, you are more important to God than your work. I am operating in the ministerial setting and my calling in life is in the spiritual realm that is where He has assigned ministry to me. Some of you may be assigned ministry in the medical field, ministry in the social field or financial field. Ministry is anything that is meeting needs and is divinely assigned to you.
So, judging promotion by what you do and not what you are is the problem of many people. God is committed to what you are and He wants you to be the right person where you are going.
2. When you think that promotion comes from the leadership and so you begin to please men and not God by playing politics. Men can’t lift you by themselves. If God has not said so and they do, they will do it at the cost of your soul. Only God lifts a man. The Bible says promotion cometh not from the east or west.
So, don’t think that promotion comes from men. No, promotion comes from God. Look at Psalm 75:6 – 7 (KJV) 6.For promotion [cometh] neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. 7.But God [is] the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another”. And if God sets you up, you cannot be upset.
Prayer:Lord I connect myself to the promotion that comes from you alone. I reject every offer of the devil built around deception for my life in Jesus’ name. Amen.