Promotion Comes From God, Not Man

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Psalm 75:6 – For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. It is God who judges: He brings one down, He exalts another.

Promotion or Exaltation comes from God. The King James Version says that God is the Judge. God is the One who decides who gets promoted, when they get promoted, how they get promoted, and where they get promoted. Exaltation and promotion come from Him alone!

Promotion may come in many areas of life. It may come in ministry; it may come in marriage, favor in relationships or in business. What we must realize when it happens is that it came from God. It is God that wants to lead His children in the pathway of promotion. He has a purpose and destiny for our lives and He wants us to enter into it. Often we may go through the path of trials and tribulations in order to be shaped and refined and prepared to enter into the destiny that God has prepared for us. God leads us through a process of shaking and discipline which can be painful at that times, but later it will prove to be the greatest thing that could have EVER happened to us. Why? Because it is the process that was needed to get us to OUR PROMOTION.

God has a plan for everyone of our lives. Now, it is up to us to determine if we are promoted into that plan or not. Our willful obedience to what God is trying to do in and through us determines if we are promoted or not. God wants to take us from where we are to where He wants us to be! He knows the outcome before He even begin! Let’s listen to what God said to the prophet Jeremiah in Jeremiah 1:4–5 – The word of the LORD came to me, saying, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” In other word, God was declaring to Jeremiah, “I promoted you before you were born.”

Before Jeremiah was even born, God had a plan worked out for his life! If that was true for Jeremiah, do you think it’s true also for us? Yes, God foreknew us also and He has a plan for us too. It does not matter where we are in life, who we are, what our condition may currently be, God can and will promote us. God had a plan for Abraham, Joseph, David, Job, Daniel and Jesus. None of these men were promoted without painful testing and trials.

Their promotion came by way of a painful process. You and I are no exception. No Pain, No Gain! Promotion does not come from man, neither does it come without pain.


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