How to procure Divine Promotion
“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.”
Psalm 75:6-7
God wants His children to move from one level of honour to another, from one class to another and from one rank to another. God is the Source of all godly promotions. Promotion by man’s scheming, nepotism or tribalism is not godly! The truth is that God’s promotion or exaltation is designed to serve a larger purpose. For instance, Esther got promoted to the rank of a queen, because God had purposed that she was going to deliver Israel from annihilation. Joseph too became a prime minister because he was destined to preserve lives! Promotion is not just about self-aggrandizement.
What is promotion?
Promotion is about moving from one level to a better and higher level of position, relevance and significance. We all need promotion at some point in life. Would you want to remain at the same point for too long? I don’t think so! Stagnation does not procure celebration, but promotion does!
3 instruments to procure Promotion:
1. Instrument of wisdom
“Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her.”
Proverbs 4:7-8
Wisdom was the powerful force or instrument which Joseph engaged to procure promotion in the land of Egypt. It was wisdom that distinguished him for promotion.
“And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou art: Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than thou. And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt.”
Genesis 41:39-41
2. Instrument of skills
“As for these four children, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom: and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.
Daniel 1:17
Daniel and co procured promotion due to their unusual skill which they displayed in the land of Babylon. Do you really want promotion? Then try to master one or two skills! No doubt, skills will dramatically increase your chances of outstanding promotion. some people denigrate skill acquisitions, no wonder they are stagnated. I once recommended one of my youths for employment in a blue chip company but he failed to secure the job because he lacked a particular requisite skill. What a shame, you would say! Wisdom demands that you get prepared with necessary skills so that any time opportunity strikes, you will not be sidelined. Skill acquisition pays!
3. Instrument of Favour
“For thou art the glory of their strength: and in thy favour our horn shall be exalted.”
Psalms 89:17
Promotion or exaltation is not a function of ability or efforts most times but of divine favour. John said, “A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.” Nobody can procure promotion without the approval of God! Promotion is possible only when we find grace or favour in God’s sight. We cannot strategize or work for our promotion if God is not in support. The Bible says, “So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.”
Romans 9:16
I decree and declare that you will continue to enjoy divine promotion in Jesus mighty name.
Yours sincerely,
Joe Jesimiel Ogbe