How to Align Yourself in This Season of Promotion
By Doug Addison
God is looking to promote you in this season. But there are some things you should know first.
Promotions can reveal the deep places in our hearts.
Sometimes, there’s stuff in there we haven’t looked at in a while. Some of it is good stuff, some of it is not so good.
It’s Important to Guard Your Heart
“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it,” Proverbs 4:23 NIV.
This is a key Bible verse to understanding how to navigate the time we’re
in right now. We need to guard our hearts, but we should also be careful about being too guarded and missing what God is saying to us.
There’s a difference between being cautious and guarded
as opposed to suspicious and closed off. Even though God may be clearing out some of the negative stuff within us, that doesn’t mean it has to be a super painful process. Healing is freeing!
encourage you to take what God is telling you in this season and accept it in a positive way. Remember, The LORD doesn’t want to crush you.
He’s looking to elevate and promote you.
In other words, whatever He brings up in your heart to deal with is something He is revealing to help you advance in your life.
Take a Look at Your Day-to-day Life
New promotion often comes with more money or power. This requires a great deal of maturity.
“For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money,
have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs,” 1 Timothy 6:10 NIV.
It is the love of money that is the root of all kinds of evil, not money itself. Many
people who seek only money or promotion have found out that it didn’t give them the peace, security or joy they were looking for.
But we know this, don’t we? We know that God is the one
who gives us peace and fills us up with love.
Since we understand this, we know to use money as a tool. If our hearts are in the right place, God can bring money and promotion into our lives so we
can do what He’s called us to do!
Try to See the Big Picture
There’s a lot going on right now, and it can be easy to get caught up in
the nitty-gritty details.
Many people want to know how everything’s going to happen, and what they need to do next, and why they need to do it.
time to let that go. This is a time to take it one step at a time. Everything won’t always make sense as it’s happening, but your destiny is like a connect-the-dots drawing.
“dot” in your life represents a life-move, experience, job, relationship, etc.
So, as each “dot” is happening, try not to worry too much about what it will mean. You’ll
eventually start making connections and see the big picture.
Let Go of Expectations
Sometimes we have a very specific view of how we think God should
move. You may find it freeing to let go of your expectations in this season.
Many times, our expectations are tied to the past or based on our current needs. But The LORD is doing a new thing.
As you begin to let go and embrace this new move God is doing in your life, you may be surprised by what happens!
God is on the move. I can’t wait
to see where He takes us!
By Doug Addison