“You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you and I have appointed you [I have planted you], that you might go and bear fruit and keep on bearing, and that your fruit may be lasting [that it may remain, abide], so that whatever you ask the Father in My Name [as presenting all that I Am], He may give it to you.” (John 15:16)
Maybe you are already on a job and you are seeking promotion or it can even be that presently you do not have a job. Well, let me encourage you with this, whatever your current position is, God has already ordain you for success. From the Scripture quoted above, God has already laid the foundation for your success. He has already approved you in Jesus Christ and put in you the ability to be fruitful. That is increase, that is talking promotion.
If you have a goal or target set before you, irrespective of how difficult it looks, you can have confidence in the fact that God wants you to excel in the task set before you, and that is why He said, ‘ASK’. God really wants to increase you more and more!
Although God doesn’t reward laziness, He wants us be diligent in the work of our hands and be commendable at our different work places, where ever that might be,whether we are self employed or working for somebody. The Bible says “A hard worker has plenty of food, but a person who chases fantasies ends up in poverty.” (Proverbs 28:19) NLT
However having said that, we must understand the fact that God does not want us to be ‘hustlers, struggling through life to make things work for us’ God wants us to have a ‘mindset of Christ’ in our approaches. The mindset of Christ says, ‘Through Christ I can’, that is what the Bible says in Philippians, “I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency].” (Philippians 4:13)
With this mindset you can ask God for whatever you need to excel in your desired goal. With this mindset you can do your job or serve your boss with the diligence required and make him or her happy. And with the mindset of Christ you can look to God for your promotion in “due season”.
Make God your source, allow Him to teach you and lead you to become profitable. God can give you creative ideas to solve problems. He can give you favor with the right people. The Spirit of the Lord can give you discernment about people and show you things hidden to the natural eyes. He can open doors in the right places for you,where man says it is impossible! God can give you whatever resources you need to accomplish your goal! All you need to do is ask the Father for it in the Name of Jesus.
You are very much in my Prayers! God bless you!
- Prayer to Discern what is best (revthechristianlife.wordpress.com)
- Philippians 4:6… (olaiyatobi.wordpress.com)
- Philippians 4:1-9 (vesselsofclay.org)
- Philippians 1:27-2:11 (vesselsofclay.org)
- Unstoppable Joy!!! (shadeakinbiyi.wordpress.com)
- Everything Else Is Worthless (theheartman.wordpress.com)
- You are a New Creation in Christ (liftingjesus.org)
- Crucified with Jesus Christ (thegospelofgraceministries.wordpress.com)