No one enjoys being in a certain position for a long time. At one point or the other, there is the desire to upscale and it is only natural to want to be promoted.
However, promotion can be external or internal. External in the sense that it is from a person or an institution and internal when it is determined by your actions and the steps you take. There are some instances, that even after doing all things right and tying all loose ends, you might still not be promoted. At times like this, anxiety and a series of queries are very common. You may wonder, what are you doing wrong? Why is God silent? Is it God’s will for you to be stagnant?
There is every reason to be restless during this stage. And the questions are understandable, but there should be no doubt about God’s will for you to be uplifted in every sphere of life. God expressed His displeasure for stagnation by personally calling the attention of the children of Israel to how long they have stayed in Horeb, and urged them to match forward:
“The Lord our God spoke to us in Horeb, saying: ‘You have dwelt long enough at this mountain. Turn and take your journey, and go to…’” -Deuteronomy 1:6-7.
Surely, God wants you to increase and go forward in life, but there’s a thing called timing. Ecclesiastes 3:1 says there is time for everything. What this entails is that it may not just be the right time for you to be promoted. Life is bounded by a series of times and seasons. This means that no matter how much you try, nothing changes because it is not just the right time. Looking at David, though he was anointed as the King of Israel at a tender age he did not sit on the throne till Saul was dead, simply because that was not the right time.
Plus, every new level brings new devils as they would say; God may be telling you to rest for the time being because of possible traps and dangers He is seeing ahead. Trust Him.
Promotion comes directly from God and not from anywhere else. He is your Father and you are the apple of His eyes. I know you might be thinking that God has forgotten you, hang on, He cares about you. Your clouds are still gathering and at the right time when they are full, your promotion will come. He cannot withhold anything good from you, you are His child. That child will come
Always understand that God knows your every need, He hears your prayers and He sees those tears. Don’t despair, He is the lifter of men, and accordingly, He will raise you when it is your season. Everything is working together for your good.
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